Keeping a Clean (Spiritual) House!

Having a new puppy has made it clear that our house wasn’t as clean as we might have thought. Our little man has found all sorts of things that we have missed. And when he gets up, we need to make sure that the house is all set, or he will find whatever is out of place and in his reach. This is especially true while he is teething.

In Deuteronomy 23, God told the Israelites that they needed to make sure that their encampment was kept clean, because He would be there with them.

“For the Lord your God walks throughout your camp to protect you and deliver your enemies to you; so you’re encampments must be holy. He must not see anything indecent among you or he will turn away from you.” Deut. 23:14 CSB

In thinking about this, if our bodies are now His temples, then shouldn’t we be concerned about the spiritual cleanliness of His spiritual house? And if we should be, then are we? Are we taking a spiritual inventory to make sure that our bodies are clean? Hebrews 4:13 says this…

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13 NIV

A puppy might see things we leave on the ground, or in his reach, but


There is nothing that we think or do that He doesn’t know. If He already knows it, then shouldn’t we look to confess it and remove it (to repent).

Lord, we have so far to go. We have so much to learn. But Lord, help us to take a spiritual inventory of our lives. Help us to remove anything that is unholy or unjust so that You won’t choose to turn away from us, for we desire to be in Your presence. In Jesus name, Amen.

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