Date: January 21, 2014 9:23 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Washed Through The Word
Washed Through The Word
"...to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." (Ephesians 5:26-27)
Scripture Focus: Psalm 51:1-10
If you were to meet with an important person, you'd want to look your best, with your clothes cleaned and pressed. Paul expresses a similar idea in today's verses when he refers to the church as being presented to the Lord "without stain or wrinkle," that is, washed and ironed. This washing is accomplished through the Word of God.
Do you struggle with retaining what you read in the Bible? Perhaps your like the little boy whose father handed him a dirty wicker basket and instructed him to go to the river and bring back water in the basket. The boy obeyed, but all the water drained out. He was sent a second time-with the same results. By the third time the boy grew frustrated. But his father inspected the basket and was satisfied. He'd simply wanted the basket cleansed, and the water running though it had accomplished that.
Study God's Word. Even when you do not retain it all, a cleansing comes over your life and you will find yourself declared radiant - washed and ironed - before God because of Jesus.
Insight: "Let the cleansing blood of Jesus wash over me, Lord, so that even in my failures i am spotless and holy before you."
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