Psalms 51:7 "Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow."
Imagine a brand new white hand towel. Looks new because it is new. But then after using it day after day, it's not so white anymore until it's washed. Maybe it has passed through tough stains which only got it more dirty. But what can I say, that is the purpose of a towel. Our lives is like that towel. Yes, we get the stains of sin and we become filthy. It's only through the blood of Jesus Christ where we become purified and cleansed, becoming new again.
The process of purification cannot be done by us, because what is dirty cannot make something else dirty, clean. God is holy, and only he can cleanse our lives from our sins.
Just like water doesn't remove oil, we cannot remove our sins. God's power can. When we repent of our sins, we are telling God, "ok, work you're way in me."
I know some people who have gotten themselves into a huge mess, and because of the greatness of there problems, they drifted away from God because they don't believe he can forgive them for those things. How incorrect this is. God forgives us no matter what condition were in. How do you think he received every man and woman in the Bible, spotless? I can assure you, they were all perfectly well at sinning because they are just as human as we are. God doesn't look at a towel and say, "oh, it's too dirty for it to be clean again. Throw it away." Remember, God's love and grace is far greater than every sin. If sin was greater than God's love, Jesus wouldn't of resurrected after carrying the sins of the world on the cross. He won that fight because God is greater than anyone and anything.
God has a washing machine where he puts us in, but nothing like the ones we have. We must go through this process, and it's never easy. We must learn to accept what is necessary instead of avoiding it. Even King David experienced what happens when we ignore doing what is right concerning our sins. Psalm 51 is actually when David committed adultery with Bathsheba. He says in verse 8, "give me back my joy again." Also in verse 10, "create in me a clean heart." David felt unsatisfied and completely messed up inside. But dont we all after doing what we shouldn't? Don't wait, run to God.
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