Purification

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3 HCSB

I just recently replaced the water filter in our refrigerator. It cleans and purifies the water before making ice and for the drinking water that is dispensed in the door. We also have a water purifier on our sink faucet. Additionally, there is a water pitcher in the refrigerator that has a filter that purifies the water. The sale of bottled water that is purified has multiplied in recent years. Globally, sales have reached $60 billion and in the United States, over 30 billion bottles of water are sold annually. Thirty or forty years ago no one would have even thought of selling bottled water. Now there are towns that are banning the sale of bottled water because of the environmental impact from the plastic bottles. We all want to drink clean purified water and do not want any contaminants in our water.

If only we were as concerned about keeping sin out of our lives. Sin is just like a contaminant in water. Sin makes us “dirty” before God. Our lives need to be purified of our many sins, but we do not have any way to filter our sins. It is only through the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross at Calvary that our sins can be filtered and washed as white as snow. Jesus is the only way our lives can be purified.

Challenge: Place your trust in Jesus to filter and purify the sins from your life. If you have trusted in Him as your Lord and Savior, you can be assured your sins are cast as far as the east is from the west and they are remembered against you no more (Psalm 103:12).

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