Today’s Scripture: If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:6-7
Spirit sins are just as bad in the eyes of God as flesh sins. What are spirit sins? Well there are many, but the bottom line that encapsulates all the spirit sins is this: not believing God, not agreeing with God, or arguing against what the Bible says. Then we find ourselves doing things that get us into a trap, and lead us down the wrong road. So, we need to understand and avoid the physical traps, which I would equate to the filthiness of the flesh, and the root cause, which is the filthiness of the spirit. Agree with God and whatever He said is wrong, and our thinking will be right.
Cleaning up our lives is half the battle. We need to worry about doing the things that God wants us to do, and not just worry about the things that are missing in our lives. The filthiness of the flesh and of the spirit will keep us from perfecting holiness, but once we have our lives cleaned up, we need to perfect holiness, which is the other half of the battle.
How do we perfect holiness? It’s doing the will of God. Living our lives each day to allow the Spirit of God to use us, to be a vessel of honor for Him. When we agree with God and do those things that He wants us to do, it is perfecting holiness, day in and day out.
You will see a big change in your life when you start to do that. God desires that deep close relationship with you. Loving God is not what saves you; it is when you put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. But how can you see God manifest in your life? It’s by saying “Yes” to the Lord, loving Him, and keeping His Word. When that happens, you are going to see a deepening fellowship, a communion with your Creator in a significant and wonderful way. That’s the Christian life, but it all starts with being clean.
Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.