That would be the explanation most of our foremothers would give.
Just like we need a regular bath, we also need to make sure we keep our hearts clean. I John says 1:9,10 says: If we say that we have no sin. We deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
A friend introduced me to a Bible study method called S.O.A.P. It’s an acrostic for
Read a chapter and write down the verse that seems to jump out.
Write down what you observe about the passage
Write how it applies to you.
Pray and ask God to help you apply this truth to your life.
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