26 Mar Clean before God
David replied, “Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever I set out. The men’s bodies are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!”
“Don’t worry,” David replied. “I never allow my men to be with women when we are on a campaign. And since they stay clean even on ordinary trips, how much more on this one!”
And David answered the priest, “Truly women have been kept from us as always when I go on an expedition. The vessels of the young men are holy even when it is an ordinary journey. How much more today will their vessels be holy?”
Obscure passage from 1 Sam 21:5 – but it highlights the importance of purity before God. Being holy, have clean hands and pure heart is so critical in order to have communion with God. To come into His presence requires discipline. The bread these men were about to eat was holy bread. They couldn’t walk in and just grab, they had to be pure.
Right now my mission is to wait, it’s to be pure and it’s for reconciliation. Most important that’s a Godward focus, “be reconciled to God.” But there’a vertical dimension towards my wife. There’s also so many others involved in this mess too who I need to reconcile with. Change me God!
Keeping my head, cleansing my hands and honouring my God.