How Are You at Washing Dishes?
Getting clean dishes?
There is a famous hymn in many church hymnals titled, “Purer In Heart, O God.” The song itself is short and simple, but its message is weighty and piercing. The main point of the hymn is found in the words “may I devote my life wholly to Thee.” This attitude of willing and total submission to God’s will is the key to the answer to all of life’s problems, struggles, and uncertainties.
To keep himself from sin, David pleaded with God, saying, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Ps. 51:10). You see, David understood the reward of having a pure heart; a reward that Jesus referred to in Matthew 5:8, saying, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
Sadly, there are those who are more like the hypocritical scribes and Pharisees who did not“cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also” (Matt. 23:25-26). Had they done so, they would have received the same reward as David.
Friends, if you want to see God, you better wash your dishes.