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On this rock I will build my church
Matthew 16:18

Articles & Reviews

- Feeding the mind, nourishing the soul

Terry Mabery

Today's 'Lustrative Message

June 20, 2017
Littering is a problem. It is not uncommon to see someone drop a gum wrapper on the sidewalk instead of waiting to place it in a trash container. People will toss trash from their vehicles as they drive. All of that litter clutters the environment and destroys the beauty of the landscape. You have undoubtedly seen signs along the highway warning against littering. Fines for littering can be costly. Usually the fine is several hundred dollars.

There is another kind of littering that we should be concerned with. Our lives are often littered by sin. That litter destroys something far more valuable than the environment. It destroys our soul. There is a fine for spiritual littering. Paul wrote that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Thus, the fine for spiritual littering will be eternal destruction and separation from God. The Bible warns against such littering. Fortunately, it also gives the prescription for cleaning up the litter from our lives. When a believer is baptized into Christ, His sins are washed away (Acts 22:16; Acts 2:38). As sin creeps into the baptized believer’s life, he can turn to God with a penitent heart and confess his sin to God, and he will be forgiven (1 John 1:9).

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 2 Peter 3:14 ESV

Let us strive to keep the litter out of our lives. Be diligent daily. Do not let the clutter of sin destroy the beauty of your spiritual life.

Encourage one another this week. Pray for one another this week. TLM

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