"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: November 17

“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 1:7

God never points a finger at us, that is true. He has put our sins behind Him forever “… as far as the east is from the west.” He has forgotten them. He knows about the blood of Jesus Christ. It is His own blood. We hold theories about it, but God knows about it. Therefore, He knows that it cleanse and keeps us cleansed.

There is no question about God’s acting in accord with His own knowledge. We can rest here. He will never act in discord with it.

He knows about the cleansing power of the blood of Christ. So, of course, He forgets what has been utterly cleansed away. If you send a suit to the cleaners and they remove the ugly spot which caused you so much concern just the day before, you’re not likely to continue to worry about that spot the next time you wear it. The cleaners got it out! It’s gone. Why waste time remembering how terrible it looked?

We are the ones who hang on to our worry patterns. God is not neurotic. He lets it go and goes on with us keeping us clean, as we keep ourselves “in the light as He is in the light.”

We need to stay in the light because spots and stains don’t show up in the dark. “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” as we see our stained up lives and take them to Him for cleansing. That is our part. He keeps us and He keeps cleansing us. If He is first, the stains do not appear. If He is pushed into second place, back they come. But, God is all light, and “in him is no darkness at all.” The stains show up at once and they can be cleansed away at once.

“… the blood of Jesus Christ his Son, cleanseth us from all sin.”

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