Many of us are RECYLERS—we keep everything, thinking that we might still use them in the future. Time to think. The last time I look at my room, I realized that I still keep old cables for gadgets that I trashed months or even years ago. I also have readings that I have not browsed EVER. They just occupy precious space in my room.
So what’s the point? I have to do a CLEAN SWEEP. As I always say in Tagalog, “Kung hindi mo na ginagamit ang isang bagay, HINDI na ‘yan sa iyo.” (If you do not already use something, it’s not yours already.) I should
Similarly with SIN. We tend to keep our sins, thinking that it might still benefit us in the future. But that’s a deception from Satan. For instance, the sin of lust — for sex, money, power, or even fame — only feeds a desire that can NEVER be satisfied. It stays there for long, creating a clutter in our hearts.
Instead of RECYCLING our sins, we must TRASH them to leave some precious space in our hearts. Only thereafter the Word of God can have its place in our lives. As what Apostle Paul said to the early Christians in Rome, "The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light." (Rom. 13:12 NIV)