Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Clean Inside

It is true that cleanliness is next to godliness but not the washing of hands before you eat. Not laundering and pressing your clothes before church. Not flossing and brushing your teeth before you go to bed. Those things are good but they do not bring you close to Jesus. If you only clean the outside of the cup, the cup is not clean. If you only tend to the outward man, he is not clean.

But you have confessed your sins. The Lord has washed you in the blood of His Son, in the waters of baptism, in the well-spring of the Holy Spirit. These washings run deep and cleanse you body and soul. Having your feet washed by Jesus means your whole self is washed. You are clean inside and this makes your outside acceptable to Jesus, too.

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