Posted by: Conrad Mwanawashe | April 28, 2016

Wash your clothes!

IMG_0689.JPGThis other day I was reading Exodus  and came across a Scripture which showed me a number of pointers.

Exodus 19:10,11 King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,

And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

What struck my attention is that God cares for us even to the extent of monitoring the condition of our clothes. He said to Moses to tell the people to sanctify themselves- the spiritual cleansing and more importantly, WASH their CLOTHES!

Most of the times we think God is only concerned about our spiritual state, cleanliness. We always consider a sinless life as the only ultimate goal.

But God sees beyond the spiritual. He goes to the extent of inspecting our clothes.

How smart are you today?

The children of Israel were in the desert on their trip to the promised land. Many of them could have been taking advantage of the shortage of water in the wilderness. Some of them could have taken advantage of the fact that it is always dusty and windy in the desert and that being justification for being scruffy.

Even in our times, some take advantage of the short supply of water in our areas. Some blame the economic situation as a reason to be scruffy and not presentable.

“Zvinhu zvakawoma,”they say.

But still, kuwoma kwezvunhu should not be an excuse for our presentation.

At some point many years ago I had one pair of trousers and one shirt but I kept these two pieces in good order, washing at night and ironing by day. Things were tight for our family as we grew up. Thank God who raises up the poor from the dust and the needy from the dunghill, we cannot complain now!

God instructed them to wash their clothes. By extension this means that God cares about everything about us.

No wonder Jesus said “Hamuchenerani nema flowers”. But He did not say garai netsvina.





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