I want to be cleansed…

Have you ever thought of yourself as being “unclean?”

Most people don’t. Most people see themselves as “good” people. Most people do not understand how God see them.

If your life has not been reconciled back to God then you are “unclean” and “impure” in His sight because of your sinful nature.

A nature where your behaviors, personal interactions with others, the language you use, your thoughts and desires, what you worship and reverence is not of God. Therefore, you do not understand God’s requirements for righteousness.

The Bible tells a person that to achieve God’s righteousness you must have faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

If you believe in Jesus Christ and the finished work He accomplished by dying on the cross at Calvary, and you receive Him in your heart as Lord and Savior of your life, then Christ’s righteousness will be imputed into your life and you will be made right with God and will be able to partake of His divine nature. You will receive the gift of eternal life; you will be forgiven and cleansed of all your sins; and you will be born again as a child of God.

If one does not do this then they remain in a state of “uncleanness” and “impurity.”

How would you feel if someone called you “unclean” or “impure” every time you were caught in a sin?  How would that make you feel? What if the word “disobedient” was replaced with the word “unclean” in our vocabulary as it pertained to violating God’s moral standards?  Would that facilitate a desire in you to refrain from continuing in sin? Would it move you to want to be “cleansed” from sin?

I am thankful for the blood of Jesus Christ that “cleanses” me from the guilt and shame of sin. I am thankful that I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

How about you?