I don't know about you, but my dishwasher gets things ... clean enough. What does that mean? It means the dishes are clean enough I don't mind eating off of them, but every now and then I find a knife that still has a bit of peanut butter on the end or my cups will come out a bit cloudy.
Several times in the Bible, people are compared to dishes. I'm sure we're all familiar with when Jesus talked about the Pharisees being hypocrites, worrying about the cleanliness of the outside, but not caring about how clean their insides were. And so it was an easy step for me to take and compare myself with my own dishes.
How am I like a dish? Well, let's think about what I said at the beginning. While my dishwasher does a fairly good job, it still leaves stains and water spots and other things that make the dishes not COMPLETELY clean. And occasionally I am the same way.
Jesus died for me and I accepted His forgiveness, so I'm clean. But am I all the way clean? Or am I just clean enough? You know what I mean. Do I still have little stains left over where I participated in spreading a rumor or judging someone or treating others as if they're not a soul loved by God just like I am. And it's nothing big. Nothing that would take away the appearance of being clean. But it's still dirty.
And let's be real. If those stains or spots aren't washed soon, they're only going to keep building up and getting darker until someone is going to pick up that cup and think, "Yeah. I think I'll find another one to use. This one's rather gross."
And I don't want God to look at me that way.
SO, how are we doing? Are we staying really clean? Or are we only dishwasher clean?
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