I am not sure about you, but if there is one thing I dislike in this part of the UK is limescale! It is awful! I was cleaning the bathrooms today, and the tiles and the bath were disgusting. The marks left were horrible. I cleaned the bathrooms a week ago and it looked like they hadn’t been touched for years!
While I was scrubbing away I started thinking about sin in our lives… I guess it is a little bit like limescale! When you are showering or having a bath you can’t see it, and, provided you dry them quickly the effects of the limescale should be minimum, but, if we leave it, it gets really disgusting in appearance and it is quite unpleasant and dirty. So is sin. Sometimes we can’t even recognize it in our lives. We got so attached to little sins that they just don’t appear to be there anymore. For example, it could be as simple as a thought of jealousy or a bad comment we make about someone else, a white lie we tell.
If we sin and recognize we sinned and we bow before the King and ask for His forgiveness and strength to fight sin in our lives, we will be in a better position and hopefully the marks/consequences of our sins won’t scare us too much. The Bible tells us in 1 John 1:9
9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
When we get too comfortable with sin in our lives that it clouds our perception of things than it is already taking hold and giving our lives a very horrible appearance… like the limescale.
We all make sure we clean our bathrooms once a week, sometimes even more often than that. We don’t want people to come to our houses and think it is dirty and we look after our family. Why not scrub our hearts once a week or even once a day? We need to look deep inside and confess our sins to God, so sin won’t take hold or us.