Is Your House Clean?
The Old Testament prohet Jonah discovered what can happen when one refuses to get rid of a stubborn attitude. His hatred for the Ninevites was stronger than his love for God, so God sent a great storm that landed Jonah in a giant fish. God preserved the reluctant prohet in that unlikely place and gave him a second chance to obey. As I look around at the lifeless limbs and other debris in my yard it causes me to think of attitudes that God expects us to dispose of. Paul's letter to the Ephesisans lists some of them: bitterness, anger, and evil speech. When God shakes things up, we need to "Clean Our House" of what he shakes loose. Christ's cleansing power can remove the most stubborn stain of sin.