Some years ago I met a Jewish rabbi on his way to Bridgewater, SD where he was involved in making kosher (clean) the killing of buffalo if my memory serves me correct. At that time the concept of ‘uncleanness’ was not on my mind as it is this morning.
Throughout history of Jewish and Gentile people we have attributed uncleanness to demonic forces which cause illness, mental issues such as depression and moral temptation plus so much more. As a body humanity desires purity in all its many aspects. In fact we live in a world of contrasts with the demonic side representing death, illness, sin and hell while God in all His purity represents life, health, freedom from sin and Heaven.
The laws of purity are many and good for us to be aware of and follow. We should all seek purification such as spoken of in Isaiah 6:5-7. That involves a knowledge of God’s Word (Bible) and prayer (1 Timothy 4:5).
This process of purification (in a sense being made kosher) is necessary because we are all unclean (Ecclesiastes 7:20) even if righteous. That includes our entire body, soul and spirit (Isaiah 1:5). If we wish to be found blameless we must repent crying out the words of Psalm 51:4 “against You (God) have I sinned…” With this renewed faith (belief) we then should desire to be baptized (Ezekiel 36:25) with the cleansing water of forgiveness. Take captive every thought, word and deed and SEEK THAT WHICH IS PURE IN ALL THINGS.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Uncleanness is brought about by a lack of understanding and unbelief.
DEVOTIONAL VERSE FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 36:25 “cleansing by water”.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord I desire all that which is pure in Your Kingdom.
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:
- What are the laws of purity?
- What contrasts exist in life between pure and evil?
- How does the devil play on our human nature causing us evil?
- What steps are you taking to purify your life?