Issue 646 – Verse of the Week

May 9th – May 15th, 2024


Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD! – Lamentations 3:40

Spring Cleaning

Tradition and culture over the centuries have inspired the practice of a deeper-than-usual cleaning of one’s home—spring cleaning. It actually has its roots in Scripture, as from ancient days, according to instructions from God Himself, Jewish homes were thoroughly cleaned in preparation for Passover. From top to bottom, areas that may be overlooked in general dusting and mopping are deep cleaned. Spring can also be a good time for a spiritual spring cleaning. Wrong beliefs or errors in doctrine, like dust bunnies, have a way of hiding in nooks and crannies of the mind and heart. The words from the prophet Jeremiah encourage you to take a close look at how you think and live. Check to see if your thoughts have become distracted by the cares of the world or if your expectations are out of alignment with God’s Word. Do a top-to-bottom review of your life in Christ. Invite the Holy Spirit to do a spring cleaning in your soul. Then pray, as David did in Psalm 51, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow… Create in me a clean heart, O God” (verses 7 and 10).

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