Clean Requires Dirty

Today we had a  company clean our rental house in preparation for our “walk through” on Friday.  I found it interesting that in order to get our home really clean, the four folks who came over had to sweat and get really dirty. They took on our dust and dirt while scrubbing.  In order for our home to be clean, they had to get dirty. Ironic.  However, that is the message of the gospel. In order for me to be clean, Jesus took on my sin.  He sweat and bled so that I could be spotless. And so, in the walk through of the gospel, the Father looks at me and says, “Perfectly clean. Even righteous.”  Jesus became dirty so that I could become clean.  Don’t believe it?  Check out 2 Corinthians 5:21. Believe it and you will begin to come alive to the wonder of the gospel.

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