Can We Be Fully Clean Before God?

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

1 John 1:7

Ponder This

Did you know your blood cells are not only bringing the things you need but those cells are also hauling away the garbage? Those red cells give you all the stuff you need. Then they pick up all the uric acid, the carbon dioxide, and so many other poisons and toxins and carry them away. They’re carrying them to the lungs to be expelled or to the kidneys to be pushed out. It would be amazing if you could get the delivery truck to be the garbage truck at the same time, wouldn’t it? That’s what God has done. No wonder the Psalmist said, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).

The blood not only supplies every need, but it also cleanses constantly. Jesus cleanses us from our sins. Not “it cleansed,” past tense; it is continually cleansing us. I know a lot of people who live painfully because they’ve let toxins build up in their lives: worry, envy, jealousy, fear, pride, bitterness, and doubt! Those things build up. And if you don’t allow the shared blood to constantly cleanse you, you’re going to live a life of pain.

  • When was the last time you asked Jesus to cleanse you?
  • When have you been overwhelmed with toxins like worry or bitterness? How does Jesus give freedom from these things?

Practice This

Consider what toxins may be building up in your life. Ask Jesus to cleanse you from your sin.

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