John Hagee (December-11-2021) Daily Devotional: John 15:3 - You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
The Word of God is a cleansing agent in our lives. The water of the Word washes us from our sinful pasts and painful habits to make us clean and complete in Christ.
In Exodus 30, God instructed Moses to build a bronze laver for the Tabernacle. Before the priests could minister at the altar or enter the Holy Place, God required them to wash in the basin.
The laver was created from bronze mirrors, and as the priest washed, he could see his reflection. His image was a reminder that he needed cleansing from God.
When we read the Word of God, we look into a mirror. We see our reflection there. We read it, and – since the Word is alive – it reads us. If a woman looked into a mirror and saw smeared lipstick and smudged mascara, she would make the necessary repairs to be presentable again.
We must do the same. We need cleansing. When we open God’s Word and see our flaws reflected there, we must seek forgiveness.
With His help, we must make the necessary changes to come into alignment with what He requires. We must act on what we see! Do not glance in the mirror, walk away, and forget what the Word has spoken. Be cleansed by His Word.
Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. As you see your reflection in His Word, may you submit to the sanctifying work of His Spirit to be made clean and complete in Christ. Amen and amen.
Today's Bible Reading:
- Old Testament - Amos 4:1-6:14
- New Testament - Revelation 2:18-3:6
- Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 130:1-8, Proverbs 29:21-22