07 Sin builds up like dirt

07 Sin builds up like dirt

Sin builds up like dirt


How did, everything get so dirty so fast? I grumbled as I dusted the glass tabletop. "I had the whole house clean a month ago."

"Cleaning is a way of life, not an event," my husband responded.

I know he's right, but I hate to admit it. I want to clean the house once and have it stay that way. But dirt doesn't surrender that easily. Speck by speck, the dust returns. Piece by piece, the clutter piles up.

Sin is like the dust and clutter in my house. I want to eliminate all of it with one prayer of confession and repen­tance. But sin doesn't surrender that easily. Thought by thought, bad atti­tudes return. Choice by choice, un­pleasant consequences pile up.

The apostle Paul told the believers in Colosse to get rid of "anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language" (Colossians 3:8). And he told the church at Ephesus, "Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath" (Ephesians 4:26).

Christ's death and resurrection eliminated the need for daily sacrifice. But confession and repentance are still essential to the Christian's daily life. Getting rid of such things as anger, rage, and malice is a way of life, not a one­time event.



We're thankful, Lord, that when we fall

We can begin anew

If humbly we confess our sin,

Then turn and follow You.

The best eraser in the world is an honest confession to God.