By: Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
You know how when you sweep the floor or patio or whatever and you make a nice little pile of dirt, and then you go get the dust pan and try to sweep up all of the dirt but no matter how hard you try or how many times you try, you just can’t get all the dirt in the pan, there’s always some left, and finally in frustration you simply sweep it under the rug? Sometimes that how it seems with certain sins we struggle with in our lives. No matter how hard we try to sweep them away, there is always a remnant left. Paul spoke well for all of us when he said, “For the good that I will to do I do not do, but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.” Even supersaint Paul had his personal demons to deal with, as so we too have our own personal struggles, our personal dirt piles that no matter how hard we try to sweep them into the dust pan, there is still a trace left. Yes the Spirit may be willing but our flesh is truly weak. Therein lies the problem, the reason we need a Savior, and why Jesus had to do what He did. Doesn’t matter how many times we sweep the floor, it will never be totally clean. So how did Paul respond to this dilemma? “… that I may gain Christ, and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness … but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection!” Our flesh is weak, temptations can be strong, but Jesus is stronger! Keep on sweeping the floor but let Him wield the dust pan and foxtail.