Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction. Regard it as vile and utterly detest it, for it is set apart for destruction. Deuteronomy 7:26
Keeping the house clean is something most people want to have. There are some people who are obsessed with keeping the house clean, while there are others who do not care about their house. They allow the house to get dirty and stay dirty nearly all the time.
Very few people would openly say that they want someone to bring dirt and garbage into their house, regardless of how clean or dirty their house is. They know that garbage is not good to have.
Yet, everyday people are filling their houses with garbage on purpose. They will allow movies, books, music, internet, and more that is filled with garbage into their homes. The world sees most of this garbage as good and not as the filthy sin as God sees the garbage.
Moses told the Israelites to not bring anything that the nations they destroy have, that is detestable, into their house. Everything of the world was to be destroyed because of the sin it was.
Along with the world, many believers are allowing garbage to enter their homes. They watch the same movies, listen to the same music, see the same internet, read the same books and magazines, and more, allowing sin into their lives. This garbage is often praised as good, not the filth God calls sin. Many will try to claim the freedom that they have in Jesus to bring in the filth. Yet, that filth is meant for destruction.
Those who allow sin into their lives, will be set apart for destruction by God. God does not, nor every will condone sin in the life of a believer. There is no room for garbage.
Think of the things that you allow into your home or life. This can be in your physical home or in your life when not at your physical house. Does it honor God? Or is it an abomination to God?
The things, ways, beliefs of this world are being set apart for destruction. Any person who holds on the things, ways, or beliefs of this world, will also be set apart for destruction.
Keep your house clean from any garbage or sin of this world.
I pray today that God will reveal garbage in your life; that your life will be dedicated to God; that you will allow God to clean your home/life; and that you will destroy all things that are a sin against God in your life.
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” Isaiah 6:5
In either a vision or reality, God allows Isaiah to see Him sitting on His throne. Isaiah cries out in fear, thinking that he was a dead man for having seen God. Most likely he knew about the verses where God had told Moses that no one can see God and live.
Isaiah was fearing for his life before God. The reason for the fear was that he knew how much sin was in his life. He knew the wrong words that he had spoken. He also knew the corruption of the people he lived around. With knowing this, he had a vision of how holy God really is. He saw angels bowing down and worshipping God, calling Him holy.
Not every person sees God in this way. It is common that a person sees God as just this big guy up in the sky. Or they see Him as just a great buddy who can help them. Others may see Him as just a harsh, mean judge against them.
As Isaiah looked upon God, he did not see any of these things. He saw the holiness of God and realized the blackness of sin in his own life.
People like to look at themselves as a good person. Most do not feel that they are really all that bad.
However, in view of God and His perfect holiness, no one is clean at all. Every person is filthy with sin, regardless of how much or how little the person has sinned. One sin is enough to blacken a person’s life as filthy.
The good news is that God is willing to cleanse you of that sin in your life. Jesus has paid the price for you and is willing to forgive you of all sin. Jesus will make your life white as snow, if you allow Him too.
How doe you see God?
Do you see Him in His holiness?
Or do you see Him as just a great big buddy?
I pray today that God will give you a vision of who He is; that you will see the holiness of God; that you will know the filth of your sin; and that you will know the cleansing Jesus can give you.
“For many are invited, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14
Jesus made a statement that is difficult for some to accept. How can a loving God invite many, but only choose a few? Why would He not chose everyone?
Look at the parable that this statement comes from. It is about a king who was putting on a wedding. People who were of “good” standing were invited. These were the influential business people. Every one of them came up with an excuse as to not be there for the wedding.
The king then goes out to the streets and invites the common, “low-life” people to the wedding. These people do not have the proper clothing for such a wedding. The king is willing to provide the needed clothing.
At the wedding there was a man who was there that did not have on the proper clothing. The king kicks him out of the wedding ceremony.
The king had invited many people to the wedding, but only those who were properly dressed were allowed in. Those who were not properly dressed were not allowed in.
God sent Jesus to save every person in the world. Every person is called to be a child of God. Every person has a chance to be saved and get into heaven, but the only ones who will actually be saved and get into heaven are those who believe and follow Jesus.
In yourself, you are not dressed to get into heaven. You are dressed in sin and filthy rags. You have on the clothing of the world. Even with all the good works you do, you are still in dirty, raggedy clothing.
Only the righteous clothing of Jesus can cloth you correctly. When you believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, you can be clothed with His righteousness.
When you have on Jesus, God sees Jesus in you and will allow you to be saved and get into heaven. Any other clothing is disrespectful to God and will not be allowed into heaven.
Make sure that your life is clothed with Jesus. Live, act, and talk like Jesus did. Put on His righteousness and be saved. Make sure you are ready for the great wedding when Jesus returns for His bride–the church, which you are a part of.
I pray today that God will reveal ways to be more like Jesus; that you will put on the righteousness of Jesus; that you will trust Jesus alone for your salvation; and that you will allow God to dress you for heaven.