A Soap Dish
Clean a little something every day if only a soap dish.
And that was the start. My beginning place for this offering.
Here are my notes to myself, thoughts preserved until I could get here:
Cleansing. It’s what we really need. To be clean. Isn’t that what we really want? How about a shower? When you are hot, tired and dirty, isn’t that just about all you can think about? Getting in that shower?! Isn’t that what the world needs now?
And from there I am launched.
Clean. Clean. Clean.
We are obsessed with it, right?
For water and air for sure. Withdraw either one and we are soon dead.
But beyond that how obsessed are we? Not so much I think.
However, cleanliness is real important to DADDY GOD. But, no, you will not find cleanliness is next to godliness in the Scripture. Not so written but I am certain it is implied. 🙂
The first mention of Clean in Scripture (KJV) is Genesis 7 and 8, speaking of clean animals and clean beasts. (Click HERE if you’d like to read these chapters.)
And then in Genesis 35:2 we get to man and ABBA’s first command to us with the word clean in it. (Click HERE for the whole list of references.)
2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
And there we have it. Strange gods make us unclean.
To be clean, we must put away those strange gods and change our clothes.
That is exchange our idol worship (thinking we can be our own god, choosing our own way, refusing to confess that we are dirty and in need of cleansing, or to put it succinctly admitting that we are hell deserving sinners in need of a Savior because we cannot save ourselves) for the RIGHTEOUSNESS of JESUS the CHRIST (YESHUA the MESSIAH). This is the ultimate clean! Positionally with the FATHER it lasts forever but practically some washing needs to be done every day.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
I don’t know about you but my feet need washing EVERY DAY, multiple times a day! The Good News is JESUS is right here to do it! But that does require that I cooperate with Him and actually stop and lift my feet to Him.
That’s what we want. Clean water. Clean air. Clean eating. Clean homes. Clean lives.
Perhaps right now we have some real messes on our hands (or should I say feet 🙂 ), be that homes or character; well, there’s no time like the present to get started.
So every day lets clean something, even if it’s just a soap dish.
I can honestly say I didn’t know this is where we were going with this but I LIKE IT!