Don’t Be a Dirty Dish Rag
Posted: Saturday, December 19
Verse of the day:
They are pure in their own eyes, but they are filthy and unwashed (Proverbs 30:12)
Yesterday morning I was the first one up in our house and so I decided to make myself some tea to start out the day. When I went to the microwave to warm up my water I noticed some bright orange enchilada sauce that apparently had splashed onto the counter top and on the floor from dinner the night before. Well, that’s disgusting so I couldn’t just leave that. So I grabbed a wet dish rag and wiped up the counter top and the floor and left the dish rag to dry on the edge of the sink. A little while later Josh came into the kitchen and grabbed the dish rag to use it completely unaware that it was disgusting to use because it had been used to clean the floor. In his eyes it was pure, and clean to use, but in reality it with filthy and unwashed. Luckily I was there to stop him from using it! It makes my stomach churn to think that if I wasn’t there that yucky dish rag could have been used to clean our dishes or worse Chloe’s bottles!
There are times that we walk through life thinking we are pure and clean but in reality we are like that yucky dish rag being filthy and unclean. We think we are pure but we have allowed impure thoughts to go unchecked, we have said things that have cut others down, we entertained ourselves with things that we would be embarrassed if others knew, we’ve listened to gossip, and the list could go on and on. So instead of being clean we’ve allowed ourselves to pick up dirt and become disgusting in our hearts. We can’t allow ourselves to be deceived into believing that we can partake in things that are dirty without becoming dirty ourselves.
In order to remain pure and clean before God we have to constantly be washed by Him! We have to avoid the things that make us unclean in His eyes and not allow ourselves to be deceived when we have allowed our hearts to become dirty. Take an inventory of your heart today. How is it doing? Is it clean or do you need to go before God and ask Him to wash you clean once again?