Sanitizer can only cleanse and kill germs on the outside of your body. It cannot be used to cleanse your heart. Similarly, many try to use good works to cover-up the darkness hidden inside. They long to look good on the outside to gain the approval of men. Little do they know that I see the heart.
Everything is fully exposed by My Light. Though others may be fooled, I am not. Yet I sent My Son, not to judge, but to save from judgment. Why then, hide in shame? Shame hides not only sin, but the pride beneath it. For pride exalts itself and compares itself to others instead of by My Word.
Just as you would not want to use a dish that had only been washed on the outside, neither do I. I desire clean vessels to pour My glory through. Therefore, allow Me to inspect your heart and remove all that hinders My plan and purposes from coming forth in your life. For surely I am setting the banqueting table with My best china.
Run to Me and I will remove every stain. I will make your heart new, for no striving or performing can make you clean. Yield to My Spirit and live your life before Me, and I will pour out My grace to overcome.
Luke 11:39-40 The Passion Translation (TPT)
39 The Lord said, “You Pharisees are religiously strict to your customs and obsessed with the peripheral issues. You are like one who will wipe clean only the outside of a cup or bowl, leaving the inside filthy. 40 You are foolish to ignore the greed and wickedness within you! Shouldn’t the one who cleans the outside also be concerned with cleaning the inside?
1 John 1:6-10 The Passion Translation (TPT)
6 If we claim that we share life with him, but keep walking in the realm of darkness, we’re fooling ourselves and not living the truth. 7 But if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds him, we share unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continually cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we boast that we have no sin, we’re only fooling ourselves and are strangers to the truth. 9 But if we freely admit our sins when his light uncovers them, he will be faithful to forgive us every time. God is just to forgive us our sins because of Christ, and he will continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we claim that we’re not guilty of sin when God uncovers it with his light, we make him a liar and his word is not in us.