Even the Vilest Sinner

Let me preface this by saying that God is there, even in the mundane tasks, and if we’re listening He might just speak to our hearts.

This morning, my husband and I pressure washed the exterior of our home. As I worked on the garage door which was covered with a layer of gunk from the elements, I began to think about the pressure being placed on the door in order to get it clean.

You have a lot of time to think when you’re working on a task that requires more physical energy, than mental. Anyway, I continued spraying the door watching the dirt and debris being washed away. I watched as the pristine white color of the door began to emerge from the cleansing.

Oddly enough, as the water ran down the door I began to think of Jesus’ blood washing over. His blood was shed so that our dirt and debris, called sin, could be washed away.

I thought of all the years I lived my life knowing that I wasn’t living right, but not caring and realized that some of the things from my past weigh on me more so than others. I thought about different levels of sin and the judgment of those different types of sins.

Either way we look at things, simply put, sin is sin and the wages of sin is death.

And just like that, God reminded me that Jesus’ blood washes even the vilest sinner clean.

It doesn’t matter to what degree you’ve sinned or about the skeletons in your closet. It doesn’t matter what paths you’ve taken in life. What matters is what you do with all of those things.

I know about being bound by sin and I know the pressures that the world can place on you; but I also know the one who can wash your heart clean and give you new life.

Jesus loves you and nothing your past holds can change that fact!

Jesus used some of the vilest people, whose hearts He changed, to do great works for the kingdom of God.

You’re mistaken if you think He can’t change your heart, forgive you, and use you to do great things. Your new life in Christ can emerge from His cleansing if you have a willing heart.

Romans 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Hebrews 9:14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Psalm 51_7 Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Even the Vilest Sinner

  1. This is such a great and inspiring post, Nurturing My Faith. I like when you said, “Jesus used some of the vilest people, whose hearts He changed, to do great works for the kingdom of God.
    You’re mistaken if you think He can’t change your heart, forgive you, and use you to do great things. Your new life in Christ can emerge from His cleansing if you have a willing heart.”
    I love this quote because even when we have continued to fall time and time again; He still picks us up again and it’s through His blood that we have been washed clean but like you said; it’s only if we have a willing heart.

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      1. You’re welcome. I was wondering if I could reference this post in an upcoming blog post about Living for Christ; which will be a part of my Galatians Bible Study Series?

        If given permission, could I have your name in order to let other bloggers know who wrote it (i.e. a pseudonym)?

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