Clean Before the Lord

Approaching the Lord requires that we meet His protocol. When an Israelite contracted leprosy, he became unclean. However, if he later was healed of the leprosy, he could be declared clean. Part of that process was mentioned here, “Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting” (Leviticus 14:11).
Once cleansed of the leprosy, the Israelite could then meet the Lord’s protocol and appear before Him.
Likewise, on the inside we have to meet protocol and be clean to present ourselves before the Lord. Sin is the leprosy of the spirit, and we have to be cleansed in the waters of baptism to remove the uncleanness from our spirits that we might appear before the Lord. Baptism does not remove the uncleanness of the flesh, but it cleanses the spirit, according to Peter (1 Peter 3:21).

Share your thoughts: