Numbers 19:22 Getting Dirty

Anything that an unclean person touches becomes unclean, and anyone who touches it becomes unclean till evening. Numbers 19:22

Most people do not like to be physically dirty and try to avoid it. Some do not mind getting physically dirty, if it is for work, but will quickly clean up as soon as possible.

Mechanics, who work on cars, will often getting extremely dirty and anything that they touch will also get dirty and greasy. The grease is passed onto other items, which in turn will get other people greasy and dirty if they touch them.

God told the Israelites that if a ceremonially unclean person touches anything, it becomes unclean and that if anyone clean touches that unclean item, he becomes unclean.

As the world focuses on being physically clean, the majority of the world ignores spiritual uncleanness. The world is expert at creating and promoting sinful items and activities. Focus is placed upon self-pleasure over honoring God.

Sadly, many in the church will purchase the sinful items of the world and participate in the world’s sinful activities. Believers will allow themselves to be made unclean, rather than fleeing sin and being holy.

God is pure and holy and expects His people to be the same. Jesus paid the price for sin so that one who believes could be made clean. Repentance will allow a person to be made clean.

Once made clean, one must not go back to the sin and touch it again. Rather than touching sin and being made unclean, he should flee the sin and turn to God. Focus should be made on serving God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength, rather than pleasing oneself for a season in sin and getting dirty.

Just as one avoids physical dirt, the believer should avoid spiritual dirt in his life.

The world has a billion ways to get you to touch something and get dirty. This can be found in things that you can see, touch, taste, do, and hear. Satan is out to get you to get dirty in whatever method possible.

You may not be able to avoid physical dirt in your life, but you can avoid spiritual dirt–sin. Do not allow yourself to get caught up in the dirty, sinful ways of this fallen world. Since Jesus has cleansed you, live your life holy and pure and remain clean before God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be cleansed by the blood of Jesus of any sin in your life; that you will flee to God when sin approaches you; and that you will refuse to sin against God by touching the sin of this world.

Numbers 16:26 Stay Away

He warned the assembly, “Move back from the tents of these wicked men! Do not touch anything belonging to them, or you will be swept away because of their sins.” Numbers 16:26

Signs are placed around places of danger to keep people out or to make them aware of the danger. It is always very important for people to stay away or to use extreme caution when in dangerous places.

While most people heed the warnings, some will go in anyway with no concern. Failing to heed the warnings will often bring on danger and cause damage or injury.

After Dathan and Abiram had sinned against God, Moses told the people to stay away from them so that will not be swept away in their sins.

Believers have been forgiven and cleansed of their sins by the blood of Jesus and His mercy upon their lives. Although one is forgiven, it can be easy for him to go back into sinful ways. This can occur even easier when they are around people who are purposefully living in sin.

While believers are to be around unbelievers to be a witness, they must also be careful not to participate in their sins. One may not be able to completely, physically remove themselves from the presence of sinners, but he can remove himself from participation in the sin.

Every believer is to be a light and an example of who Jesus is, separate from sin and the fallen world. Jesus walked daily among sinners, but did not join them in their sin. He moved away from the sin and pointed them to the ways of God.

As believers are separate from sin, the world will be able to see the truth of God and how lives are changed and different in Jesus.

God has forgiven you and removed sin from your life. Do not allow yourself to step back into sinful ways. When you are among unbelievers, do not follow their ways or be influenced by them, but be an influence to them of who Jesus is. Touching and handling things of sin will be a temptation to participate in sin, bringing on God’s judgement against you.

Keep yourself away from sin and sinful ways. Focus on living for and obeying God in all of your life. Walk on the path God has for you and not the path of this sinful world.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will flee all sin around you; that God will strengthen you to turn away from sinful ways; that God will strengthen you to keep from being influenced by the world; and that you will be a witness of who Jesus is.

Leviticus 15:31 Stay Away From Filth

You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them. Leviticus 15:31

Keeping physically clean is the desire of most people. Many will avoid getting dirty, if at all possible, but when they do get dirty, they will quickly clean up afterwards.

While remaining physically clean on the outside, many will get themselves filthy dirty on the inside. This can happen with eating junk food that harms their body or with playing with sin or sinful things.

God told Moses that he was to keep the Israelites separate from anything that would make them unclean. This was to keep them from defiling the tabernacle and being killed.

Keeping clean on the outside is common among most people, both believers and non-believers. Everyone understands the need to be clean.

The majority of the world does not look at being clean on the inside as a priority. Taking care of the inside, to the world, is to please one’s self and be happy in the moment. The world does not realize that living in sin may bring a temporary pleasure, but is also bringing about an eternal death.

Along with the world, there are some in the church who claim to believe in Jesus, but defile themselves with the filth of sin of the world. Lies and gossip is spoken, porn and immoral sex are used, sinful filth is watched and listened to, drunkenness occurs regularly, and anything else the world does that is sinful.

The true believer will flee all sin and appearances of sin to remain true and holy unto God. Because of what Jesus had done for him, the believer will not want to get himself defiled with sin, but remain pure and holy, keeping himself separate from the sin of the world.

Every day you probably strive to avoid getting filthy dirty on the outside. You strive to keep yourself clean and presentable to people.

Just as you are keeping yourself physically clean, you must also keep spiritually clean on the inside. Repent of all sin and God will forgive you and make you clean. Then avoid being around sin and partaking in it.

Mistakes will occur and you will sin, but do not make it a part of your lifestyle. Be separate from the world and be holy as God is holy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of all sins to be forgiven by God; that you will be separate from the sin of the world; and that God will guide you in being holy as he is holy.

Leviticus 14:46 Not Getting Yourself Dirty

Anyone who goes into the house while it is closed up will be unclean till evening. Leviticus 14:46

Anytime that a place has some dangerous chemicals in it or something else that is dangerous, most people are unwilling to go near it. They do not want to be in any area that is dangerous to their health.

However, there are many people who will go in anyways because they do not see the danger directly. They feel that they will be ok because there are no immediate signs of danger and their health appears to still be good.

God told the people that while a house is shut up to be cleansed of any mold, if anyone goes in, he will be unclean until evening.

In this world there are many dangers that do not show up on the surface. They may take years before the danger shows up in the life of a person. Diseases and sicknesses often appear as nothing at first, until they take over the body.

Sin works in the same way as many diseases and molds in this life. It does not appear to be dangerous, and one can do it often without any immediate harm.

People are quick to walk into places of sin and defilement and think that they are safe. Temptations rise and grab at their heart and mind. Very few will flee the temptations and free themselves from the sin. Giving into the temptations, they are defiled.

Believers must be willing to stay away from places of temptation to sin. Keeping their mind and body in places where God is lifted up will keep them from being infected with sin. Focusing one’s life upon God and His word, will keep one from slipping into sin when around places of sin in this world.

Every day you will go to various places. Some of those places you will have a choice as to whether you go there or not, and other places you must go without options.

Do not allow yourself to step into places that will be quick to lead you into sin or away from God. Keep yourself from being defiled with sin and death.

Stay in Christ where there is forgiveness and life. Bring Christ into wherever you go that others may know the forgiveness and life He brings. Seek God’s direction on where to go or not to go in this life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will strengthen you to flee all temptation and sin; that you will repent of any sins and seek God’s forgiveness in Jesus; and that you will not allow yourself to be defiled with sin.

Leviticus 13:52 Getting Rid Of Spoiled Material

He must burn the fabric, the woven or knitted material of wool or linen, or any leather article that has been spoiled; because the defiling mold is persistent, the article must be burned. Leviticus 13:52

Mold is something that no one wants to have in their house. Some molds are very deadly and can cause a lot of sickness or even death. All molds are destructive to whatever it gets on.

People will use many different chemicals today to get rid of mold. Sometimes the article in which the mold is on must be removed and replaced completely new.

Under some rules about dealing with mold, God told the people that if an article has persisting mold, it must be burned.

Although mold can be dangerous and cause a lot of problems, there are people who ignore signs of mold forming in their house. Over time the mold will grow until it becomes a very dangerous thing, and the entire house has to be gutted out and redone.

Just as mold starts out small and grows over time, sin does the same thing in a person’s life. One small sin is ignored and accepted in one’s life, then over time it slowly grows larger and larger. More and more sins take over the life of the person if it is not dealt with correctly.

Unlike mold, sin cannot just be washed away by some man-made chemical, it must be cleansed by the blood of Jesus. The moment a person realizes that there is sin in his life, he can repent and Jesus will immediately wash that sin away. It will be completely removed.

As one is cleansed, he must be willing to remove whatever brought that sin into his life. Just as the danger is removed when the mold is removed, so the danger is removed when sin is removed.

In the same way that you do not want any physical mold in your life, strive to keep sin out of your life. Allow God to open your eyes to see where sin is being allowed to form and grow in your life. Then repent and allow Jesus to cleanse you from all sin, making you whole and clean again.

Flee from what brought about the sin so that you may not sin again. Live for God, not yourself and this world, and you will remain clean from all the mold attempting to take over your life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of all sins and allow Jesus to cleanse you of all sin; that God will guide you in fleeing all sin; and that you will remove things that lead you to sin against God.