|“If we confess our sins, he is faithful |
and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
|—1 John 1:9|
Have you ever driven your car or truck into an automated car wash and sat there while the machinery washed your vehicle? Once the wash, rinse, and dry cycles are complete, have you then driven your vehicle out of the car wash, stopped, and carefully examined the results?
Sometimes, upon close inspection, you will discover that the automated system did not get every last bit of dirt and grime off your car or truck. Why? Because the system is only designed to do a “good enough” job. But, it is not necessarily designed to do a completely thorough job of washing your vehicle. As is often the case, “good” is the enemy of “great.”
When it comes to cleansing our hearts and minds from the ravages of sin, the blood of Jesus always does a perfect job of removing the sin stain. His washing is thorough. He leaves no part of us unwashed.
The Apostle John put it this way in 1 John 1:9:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
The word “purify” means thoroughly clean, all the way through. That is very good news for us, as we begin a new day.
Through the sacrifice of His one and only Son, God has provided a means of thoroughly cleansing us from sin. Because of His mercy, grace, and love, we are clean clear through.