“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5
Walking around outside will cause dirt to get on one’s shoes. There are many people that when one comes into their house, he must remove his shoes to keep the dirt outside. This is a custom of several nations and cultures.
As many will remove shoes, there are many who will not remove their shoes. They have no care about the dirt being brought in. It is seen as a part of life and not that much dirt.
As Moses was caring for some animals in the mountains, he saw a burning bush and went up to it. When he got near, God told him to remove his sandals because where he was standing was holy ground.
In the same way that shoes carry some of the dirt of this world, a person can carry some of the dirt of this world. This dirt is sin.
God is a holy and perfect God that cannot be around sin. All sin must be removed when in His presence. It is God’s desire to meet with every person, however, He cannot meet with them if they continue to carry the dirt of this world.
Some are disrespectful and refuse to get the dirt removed. They justify their sins and being acceptable to God and try to go before Him.
Knowing this, He provided Jesus to be able to remove the shoes in the life of a person, the sin and dirt of this world. Not unlike removing sandals, all a person must be willing to do is repent of his sins and Jesus will remove them giving him full access to the Father.
Each person must make the personal choice to remove the dirt to go before God.
As long as you are in this world, you will carry some of the dirt of this world on you and in you. Jesus is waiting and ready to get you cleaned up.
Instead of doing your own thing, be willing to take off your sandals and have your life cleaned up. Get all the dirt and sin of this world removed by repentance and believing in Jesus so that you may be able to stand holy and pure before God.
Have you removed your dirty sandals to appear before God?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see how holy and pure God is; that you will allow Jesus to remove the sin in your life; that God will strengthen you in removing the dirty sandals of your life; and that you will stand holy and pure before God.