I managed to catch a cold about a week and a half ago. You know how it is to have a cold…..stuffy, sniffly, tired. Then slowly things get better and one day we hardly even notice that our cold is entirely gone and life goes on as usual.
Sin in our lives is a lot like that. It’s ok and we don’t notice it at all until the symptoms of sin show up. Then it’s not any fun and we just want it to go away.
Sprinkle me with hyssop dipped in blood, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let joy and gladness bubble up from within me. Let the bones you crushed rejoice and sing. Turn away from my sins, and blot away all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new, right spirit within me. Don’t ask me to leave your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit away from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and grant me a willing heart to obey you. Psalm 51:7-12
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1
The sacrifice you want is a humble and teachable spirit and a broken and contrite heart. This is what’s important to you. Psalm 51:17