I was vacuuming at my parents’ home. As I vacuumed I noticed how the brilliant morning sun poured through the open front door. It illumined the entryway cluttered with grass clippings. That area obviously needed a good cleaning. I rapidly closed the door to vacuum in that corner of the room.
What a change. No longer were the grass clippings so glaring, instead they were barely perceptible in the now-shadowy area. As I swept behind the door to thoroughly clean the entryway, I realized I had just witnessed a spiritual lesson in a rather mundane household chore.
How like that messy entryway our lives are. They are littered with the tiny sins of gossip, complaining, and ungratefulness . . . just to mention a few sins humans consider of the lesser nature. The daily illumination of God’s Word clearly points out these areas not surrendered in obedience to Him. What a disaster we precipitate in our lives by failing to daily read God’s Word and obey it. The Lord has ordained His Scriptures as the primary source of imparting His desires and will for us.
If you find yourself guilty of shutting out the light, don’t shun reading your Bible. This is the Holy Spirit's way to illuminate your life. It’s just like my closing the door and preventing the sunlight from brightening the entryway. Open up and let God shine through.
Father, continue to remind us that Your Word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path. May we never shy away from sin you are revealing to us through Your Scriptures. Give us courage to allow Your searchlight to examine our lives and consent to that sin’s eradication from our lives by the power of Your Holy Spirit at work in us.