We all have neighbors that aren’t exactly living up to our standards. Just the other side of the perimeter wall and fence are some well meaning people who decided to clean and clear their back yard. In most cases that would be a good thing, however, they stopped. They left piles of debris and leaf filled bags everywhere! It’s a sight for sore eyes! Because the whole area is shaded and would take too long to grow vines as a cover, we decided that we would fill the chain link portion of the fence with slats. What a job! It’s amazing the work one will put in to have things the way we want. What are you willing to do to clean up yourself? Your sins are forgiven if you know and love Jesus, but is there something that keeps drawing you that is not pleasing to Him? If there is, you need to work as hard at cleaning up your life as I did cleaning the fence. You don’t want someone putting slats in their fence so they don’t have to see you anymore, do you?
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Roman 12:1