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"Time to Clean Up"

March 11, 2003

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Psalm 32:3-4 "When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer."

I had a small refrigerator in my room while at seminary. Mostly it held juice and pop, but every now and then I would add a slice of pizza. That was my downfall. While pop or juice might last awhile, I can tell you for a fact that a slice of pizza will not last two months.

If you keep your sins bottled up inside, you can become like that slice of pizza after two months. This Psalm verse is very graphic in describing what happens when we do not confess our sins. Spiritually and emotionally, we won't last long if we do not get rid of our sins. And there is only one way to do this. Confess them to God. He will forgive us each and every time for the sake of Jesus' death on the cross. We will be strengthened and renewed, and such a relationship with God will strengthen and renew all of our other relationships!

Today's Bible Readings: Numbers 3-4    Mark 12:28-44

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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