Therefore, beloved, since we have these promises, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that defiles body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1
Even the smallest things can be deadly.
A virus is so small we can’t see it, yet its effects can be fatal. Each one of us already carries within ourselves something more deadly than any virus. In fact, it is the reason for death and disease! Sin has caused mankind to fragment and fall, and it has shattered the beauty of God’s creation. It infects all of us, a sickness that results in certain death.
But God provided a way of healing. Jesus took the disease of sin and disobedience on Himself. He gathered all of the fever and illness of the evil that had overtaken us and destroyed it with His death and resurrection. It is gone. We are healed and forgiven by the grace and incredible love of Jesus, and He will continue to protect us.
So let’s not go back and try to uncover what we have been saved from. Let’s guard the air we breathe, use caution in the things we touch, and keep washing ourselves with God’s word. God has healed us from the most dangerous and deadly thing that exists, so let’s keep our distance from it and stand near to Jesus instead. Stay safe!