Spiritual Hygiene (Part II)
Secondly, we brush our teeth to preserve them and eliminate bad odors that offend others. Likewise, we set a watch over our mouths according to Ps. 141:3; 119:11; Josh. 1:7-9, and as a result this oral regimen makes for strong, healthy teeth and gums. However, on the other hand, when Christians bite and devour one another and yet proclaim they follow Jesus, they have a deeper, internal problem (2 Tim. 3:5). Unfortunately like the Pharisees and Sadducees, they have a façade of being religious, but they deny the power of it.
Thirdly, we put on clothes. We put on the garment of praise for heaviness. We wear the robe of righteousness, a gift given to us by Christ Jesus. It is a coat of many colors, representing a multi-faceted number of ways God expresses His love toward us each and every day (Lam 3:23-24). It symbolizes his faithfulness of provision, protection and peace (Is. 54:10). We put on the whole armor of God to be able to overpower the enemy. But if we are found lacking in our faith, not wearing the proper attire we will be easily overpowered /experience defeat and a false destiny. To circumvent the impact of certain disasters in our lives, we must add to our faith daily increasing in the knowledge of God (2 Pet. 1:8-9). - cont'