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The Flea Medicine
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! Psalm 19:9-10, ESV.
One of the summertime issues we have with Ava are the fleas. Ava likes to go out for walks every morning, and the fleas are ready and waiting to make her skin their new home. We bathe her twice a week with flea shampoo and we even get medicine from the vet to prevent them. We do our best to keep the fleas off of her because they irritate her, make her scratch all the time, and she keeps me awake at night pacing back and forth and digging at her ears and collar. But, with the medicine, she is calm, she only scratches her collar occasionally and we both get a better night’s sleep.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had sin-repellant that worked like the flea shampoo and medicine? What if we could apply something in our lives and it would keep the sin away? Instead of being frustrated and losing sleep over the sin and temptations, what if we could be calm and get a good night’s sleep with a clean conscience?
We can. The sin-repellant God has given us is His Word. The more time we spend in His Word, the less likely sin can get a grip in our lives. The more we seek His Word, the less we will wander from the pure principles of holy living He provides. I understand that sinless perfection is not something we will grasp this side of Glory (Philippians 3:12-14), but just like Ava’s repelling of the fleas, the more we stay away from the sin and temptations by focusing on the Word, the less irritation and damage sin can do in our lives.
Starting today, I think it is time we repel the sin and temptations of this world by spending more time dipping ourselves in the sin-repellant of God’s Word. Will you join me?
Thought-provoker: are we spending enough time in God’s Word that we are less likely to be enticed by sin? If not, where do we need to make changes in our schedules or in our habits so that we can live more sin-repellant?
Abba, thank You for Your Word that repels sin and helps us to live how You want us to live. Please give us the desire and the follow-through to spend time in Your Word today, and every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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