As you know, Monday is bin day. Due to the rains I could not mow the lawns on Friday or Saturday so it needed to be done today. I heard the truck in the street behind us and knew I had about an hour to get the bin into the street … but the lawns were damp from the night’s dew. The bin was quarter full and I needed to fill it up somehow. I decided that I would fill it up with bags of leaves and twigs I cut off the large branches I removed weeks ago. I spent many hours cutting the branches into small pieces, and I also had the gardener cut up some of it a few weeks ago. Whilst filling bags to put into the bin I found larger pieces of branches under the small cuttings. The gardener took a short cut. He left the larger parts under the small cuttings thinking he would dump it into the bin by Saturday … and hey presto, Corona visited, I needed to do it and he was caught out!
How often do we hide larger sins under smaller sins? We deal with the smaller sins daily, but the bigger ones we tend to hide under the smaller ones.
2Co 7:1 Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
When you read the context, 2 Cor 7v1 becomes very real–especially the word: “everything”.
Dear Father, help us to live holy lives, because we know that He Who calls is holy and requires we be holy too. Amen.