Much Needed Cleanse
1 Corinthians 15:53 “For this corruptible body must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal body must be clothed with immortality.” ~CSB
I have no taste in clothes. So, when my wife surprises me with a new blazer, some slacks, and a new pair of shoes to go with it, I get excited! Before I put on the new outfit, I make sure I shower, shave, and clean myself up well before putting on the new outfit. Then, I am ready to go out on a date night with my wife.
This is what the scripture is talking about above. Since we are all born into sin, our bodies have collected negative desires as we’ve walked in this world. And these desires have developed a corruptible body as a result. This body has made us corruptible in our thinking and our actions.
Thank God we all have the choice of knowing and accepting His Son, our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ, as a gateway to our salvation. With this gift, God is allowing us a new outfit saturated with ‘incorruptibility’. But before we put on this new spiritual outfit, we need to cleanse ourselves of all the dirt corruption has built on our bodies covering our souls.
We need to shower ourselves with the Word of God so that we can get rid of the dirt of ‘doubt’ in our lives. This doubt keeps us from believing in God and what his promises are. Scrubbing ourselves with scriptures like Isaiah 41:10 where God says, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” ~NLT
Shower ourselves so we can get rid of the dirt of unforgiveness. This dirt will withhold the blessing not only for those who need forgiveness from us, but also that blessing that belongs to us because we gave it. This needed ‘body wash’ can be found in Ephesians 4:32, “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” ~NLT
After we have allowed the Word of God to cleanse us, we find that it has also made us stronger spiritually and things aren’t always as bad as they seem. In fact, because we know we live in victory, our situation will only benefit us when we endure. And God, because of His promises to us, will exchange our old clothes of ‘mortality’ with a new outfit of ‘immortality’!
We close this devotional with verse 58, “Therefore...be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” ~CSB
May the Lord bless and keep you in His peace and power in Jesus’ name.
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