Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nov 29 - part 2 - 2 Corinthians 7:1


Since we have these

promises, dear friends,

let us purify ourselves

from everything that

contaminates body and spirit,

perfecting holiness out

of reverence for God.

2 Corinthians 7:1


Do you remember The Beverly Hillbillies?


It's a classic fish-out-of-water comedy. Kentucky Hillbillies discover oil, get rich, and move to the foreign planet of Beverly Hills. 


Occasionally, the old country wisdom of the Clampett family is worth savoring ... and when I say yesterday's graphic -- with words from 2 Corinthians 7 -- I remembered an old Beverly Hillbillies quote. In the spirit of "Let us purify ourselves," consider the wisdom of Granny ...  


Many a time we’ve been down to our last piece of fatback. And I’d say, “Should we eat it, or render it down for soap?” Your Uncle Jed would say, “Render it down. God will provide food for us poor folks, but we gotta do our own washin’.”


God will provide ... but we gotta do our own washin.' Therefore, "let us purify ourselves."


In Christ’s Love,

a guy who's discovered

that when I take a step

-- like working to

purify myself --

God will take two steps

... helping me do it!


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