Clean


What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Today we are reminded that only Jesus can cleanse us forever from a guilty conscience.  Our redemption is only available for free at the great cost to God in his gift of Jesus…

1 He made a bronze altar twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide and ten cubits high. 2 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it. 3 Below the rim, figures of bulls encircled it—ten to a cubit. The bulls were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.

4 The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center. 5 It was a handbreadth in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held three thousand baths.

6 He then made ten basins for washing and placed five on the south side and five on the north. In them the things to be used for the burnt offerings were rinsed, but the Sea was to be used by the priests for washing.

8 He made ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north. He also made a hundred gold sprinkling bowls.
2Chronicles 4:1-8

The priests would wash their hands and feet in a large laver in the tabernacle in the wilderness. This Sea would be that grand washing bowl in the temple as Solomon constructed it.  Washing. There is a lot of detail about washing in the Law.

What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1John 1:7

22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:22

Even with its splendor, the temple of God built by Solomon and its sacrifices could not wash anyone’s sin away.  Not permanently. The priests were ceremonially clean for their duties by washing in the Sea, yet only Jesus can cleanse us forever from a guilty conscience.

If you are trying to get clean from what has happened or is happening in your life, Jesus is the only way.  You want redemption and that redemption is only available for free at the great cost to God in his gift of Jesus.

Wash in that fount.  Cleanse yourself in Jesus. Only.  Forever.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

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