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Life is messy. Let your house go a few days or weeks without cleaning, and you’ll see. It’s called “a mess.”
The only way to keep a mess out is by regular cleaning. Perhaps one day someone will create a completely self-cleaning house, but until then, the job falls on us!
Your life is a house too. Through the daily influence of our evil world and the sinful choices we make, our spiritual house gets dirty. If we don’t have a regular cleaning process, the spiritual filth accumulates and becomes harder and harder to remove. Eventually, uncleaned houses become dilapidated houses. The unaddressed dirt, grime, and germs destroy it.
Paul, a great leader, and teacher of the first-century church wrote about the kind of regular cleaning of our spiritual houses. Look at his words, inspired by the Holy Spirit, in 2 Timothy 2:20-21 (NIV) “In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.”
When a house is clean, it’s not only a more pleasant place, it’s a more usable place. When our lives are cleansed from evil they too are more pleasurable and useful for God! What clean up do you need to do?