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Not Washed from His Filthiness

November 22, 2018


Not Washed from His Filthiness

Proverbs 30:12

There is a kind  who is pure  in his own eyes,   
Yet  is not washed  from his filthiness.

We meet all kinds  of people  in this world.     Most everyone claims  they try “really hard” to be good,  honest,  righteous,  generous,  truthful,  hard-working,  thoughtful,  and have all the other positive attributes  that their  “god”  desires  in people.     They boldly proclaim  that they truly live better lives  than the average person.

Never will they admit  to a wrong-doing  because there is always a good reason  for their behavior.     Such people boldly claim  that all the problems  in this world  are always the fault of others,  who don’t know how  to think logically,  manage their affairs successfully,  be positive  in their decisions,  or have the right outlook  on life.

Because these people haughtily pronounce themselves  pure and righteous enough  to enter heaven  through their own power,  God lets us know  that they are  “not washed”  from their filthiness.     Because their sins remain  with them  and they refuse  to repent,  they will suffer the consequences  of eternal damnation.

That is a sad demise  chosen by those  who are too proud  to repent and trust  in the love and salvation  we can all have  in Jesus Christ.     None  of our efforts  can save us.     Rather,  all the glory belongs  to God alone.     Titus 3:5-7  explains,

He saved us,  not on the basis  of deeds  which we have done  in righteousness,  but according to His mercy,  by the washing  of regeneration  and renewing  by the Holy Spirit,  whom He poured out  upon us richly  through Jesus Christ our Savior,  that being justified  by His grace  we might be made heirs  according to the hope  of eternal life.

God’s mercy and grace save us.     The world’s opinion  does not matter  one little bit.     None of the world’s philosophies  or false religions  or  courses in “positive thinking”  or  meditation practices  or  anything else  can help us live eternally  in heaven.     The world can do nothing  but drag us down and away  from God.

Because it is only God’s mercy and grace  through Christ Jesus  that can save us,  it is to our eternal benefit  to admit our sinful natures  to the LORD  and accept the sacrifice  of Jesus’  blood  as the only means  of our salvation.     Revelation 22:14  says of all  who turn to God,

Blessed are those  who wash their robes,  that they may have the right  to the tree of life,  and may enter by the gates  into the city.

If we want this blessing,  we must turn to Christ  so that He may give it  to us.     Then we say,   “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,   Your gift of salvation and forgiveness sets me free  from all the worldly things  that have been burdening me.     Thank You  for faithfully watching  over me.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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