Devotional Thoughts · personal walk with God

Dust and Sin

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Dusting is always the chore that I put off until last. I only dust when it’s bad enough to write your name in it! At least then I can see the difference after I dust! It looks shining and beautiful. I dust our ceiling fans once a year, and the blinds…well, about once a year. Periodically, I dust my kitchen cabinets and the corners of the ceilings in all the rooms where cobwebs like to gather. I never thought about the walls, until one day, the door to our school room was open and the light from those windows shone perfectly on the wall of our darkened entry room, where I was standing. The light revealed a layer of dust and even cobwebs clinging in lines across the wall! I was shocked! How could a wall get so dusty? How could I let it get so dirty?

It immediately made me think about how I feel whenever I look into the perfect law of liberty, God’s Word, or hear a sermon and the light is shone on my sin. I’m shocked! How could I let that sin in my life? Perhaps it’s envy or anger or bitterness, sins that only I know about.

I’m thankful for the light of God’s Word that reveals the things I need to “clean out” of my life. I’ll be cleaning the dust off the walls and the sins from my heart.

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