Filthy, Dirty Sin

A middle school in Oregon had a problem keeping the mirrors clean in the girls’ bathroom. A number of the girls were beginning to use lipstick, and they would put it on in the bathroom. Then they would press their lips against the mirrors, leaving dozens of lip prints.

Finally the principal decided that something must be done. She called the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the custodian. After a brief lecture about how difficult it was to clean the mirrors each day, she asked the custodian to give a demonstration. He proceeded to dip a toilet brush into a commode and scrub a mirror with it. Since then there have been no lip prints on the mirrors!

This story should remind us of how filthy sin is. We wouldn’t be so attracted to sin if we really understood how dirty it is.

Col.3:5-8—“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

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