Now you impurity is lewdness. Because I tried to cleanse you but you would not be cleansed from your impurity, you will not be clean again until my wrath against you has subsided. Ezekiel 24:13
Some children love to play in the dirt and get dirty. They have a wonderful day on the days it had just rained and there is mud everywhere outside to play in. Children often do not care if they are dirty.
Parents work to keep their children clean. Children will be told to stay away from the mud or out of the dirt. When they come in the parents will quickly try to clean them up from the dirt. Many will fight against getting cleaned up and some will go back out into the dirt again.
God speaks against the people of Israel because of their sinful acts. They had been very impure in acting in sinful sexual acts and thoughts. God tried to clean them up, but they refused and stayed in their sinful ways.
God is a pure and holy God and He wants all of His people to be in the same way, pure and holy. He made a way for that to happen by sending Jesus to pay the price for people to be cleansed and made pure and holy.
While there are many who allow God to cleanse them and they strive to remain clean, there are also many who refuse to be cleansed and remain dirty. They continue to live the same sinful lifestyle with no regard to God’s call to holiness. The enjoyment of sin is so great that they do not want to be clean.
For those who refuse to be clean, there is coming a day of judgement against them. Every believer must allow God to work in his life and make him clean. Doing so shows true love for God and true acceptance of what Jesus has done for him.
As a believer God is at work in your life. Jesus is right there ready to cleanse you and help you remain clean. You have to make the choice to accept or reject what Jesus has done and is doing in your life.
Do not allow yourself to go back into the mud and dirt of sin making your life dirty again, thus bringing upon you God’s wrath. Be cleansed and Holy as Jesus is. He will give you the ability to do so, if you allow His Holy Spirit to guide you.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will repent of all sins; that you will allow God to cleanse you of all sin; that you will allow God’s Holy Spirit to guide you away from all sin; and that you will be holy before God.