The reality that our nation is facing a deadly pandemic has caused us to examine a number of things regarding our daily activities—including sanitation. To prevent the spread of this dreaded disease, we’ve been given numerous safeguards; advised to do such things as keep a safe distance from each other; wear masks to avoid possible exposure; sanitize by washing our hands regularly; and disinfecting the things around us that may be contaminated with germs. That sounds a lot like what the Bible says about sin when it tells us, as believers, to do such things as: “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (1Thessalonians 5:22), “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace” (2 Timothy 2:22); and “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking” (Romans 12:2, The Message). Sin is like a spiritual virus: It spreads, it infiltrates, and it kills and destroys—spiritually and naturally. As believers, we have been forgiven of our sins. Jesus paid the price for our sins, and God has promised to never remember them. But that doesn’t mean we are immune from sin or that we can never sin again because the choice is ours. The only thing that can assure our immunity is God’s love, mercy, grace, and His Word. David prayed in Psalm 119:11, The Voice: “Deep within me I have hidden Your word so that I will never sin against You.” He was confident that, by cleansing his heart with the Word of God, he would never have to worry about being infected with sin. That’s a lesson for us all. Like David, we must make sure to disinfect every area of our lives daily with God’s Word so we don’t become infected with sin. Don’t allow yourself to become a victim of any of the devil’s spiritual viruses—things like ungodly relationships, hatred and bitterness, lies and deception, generational curses, or even addictions. Instead, keep yourself clean, washed, sanitized and disinfected by the blood of Jesus, and through prayer, fasting and spending time daily in God’s Word.
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