Listen to me, Levites! Consecrate yourselves now and consecrate the temple of the Lord, the God of your ancestors. Remove all the defilement from the sanctuary…
Read the entire passage: 2 Chronicles 29
It didn’t take Hezekiah long to “clean house.” The dust from his inaugural party had barely settled when he “opened the doors of the temple of the Lord and repaired them” (2 Chronicles 29.3). One month into his reign and he’s already restoring the temple, removing idols and disposing of anything that violated God’s Law. His first step was to remove all sin, including even the appearance of sin, as he moved Israel toward righteousness.
It should be our first step as well. NOW is the time to renew our holiness whether our next crisis is just around the corner or years down the road. When we allow the Holy Spirit to completely examine our life, we give him the opportunity to “clean house.” We give him permission to remove from our life everything that violates God’s righteous standards.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Today, begin (or begin again) to purify your house. Where are you bending to culture? Perhaps it’s what you’re listening to or watching, how you spend your money or how you use your time. Identify what needs to go in your life and get rid of it. Follow Hezekiah’s example and don’t delay!