I once heard a young man say; “When I was little, if I said a bad word my mother would wash my mouth out with soap. One time I said a bad word and my brother said I was going to get my mouth washed out with soap, so I went and got some soap and put it in my mouth and went to my mom and said, ˜Mom, I said a bad word but I already washed my mouth out.'”
When I heard that story it reminded me of the passage in 1 Corinthians 11:31 that promises if we judge ourselves we will not be judged by God. Like I enjoy a shower almost every day, I want to keep clean and right with God. I try to discipline myself so God does not have to do it.
July 25, 2006