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The Stench needs more than Mr. Clean

Why is it men automatically walk over a freshly mopped kitchen floor with mud on their shoes from the farm?


Is it instinctive they know the floor has just been cleaned?

Do men care that we women have slaved over keeping the floor free of debris, old food and possible manure?

Or are they clueless?

In my case it’s number 4. He wouldn’t know if the floor was mopped any more than he notices when my hair has been cut. I could go completely gray by not coloring my hair and he wouldn’t notice; he is color blind.

It has to be the “law” of something that like a mopped floor, so it goes with vacuuming the carpet, cleaning the bathroom or replacing a dirty tablecloth with a clean one. As soon as it is done, red Kool-Aid decorates the carpet, your daughter comes home from college and in 5 minutes the bathroom is a war zone of cosmetics, shampoo and contact lens solution. And of course don’t forget the tablecloth; immediately the cat makes it her new bed shedding fur all over it.

No wonder housekeeping seems futile. That is until you walk into a home that hasn’t been touched by Mr. Clean in 20 years. Yes…the stench was putrid; the garbage was in stacks all over the house and decomposed; there was a trail of “whatever” covering the only path to walk on.mr-clean

I went home and began to clean after that experience.

But…maybe there is something else to piles of garbage and a lingering, rotting odor.

Once you have so much of it, eliminating the mess isn’t easy or quick.  Rummaging through what I witnessed would have been useless; just get a bulldozer.

Stench is representative of evil. It certainly doesn’t come from God.

While it reeks of odor before cleaned, the aftermath may produce further smell.

The stain of evil is difficult to remove.

It lingers as long as we allow it. Once gone, something must replace it or fill the empty space it leaves.

When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.

Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.” (Matthew 12: 43-45)

A good start to removing evil from our lives can be done by:

  • 1.    Repentance
  • 2.    Seek Jesus and his word daily
  • 3.    Pray continuously
  • 4.    Meet him at the cross
  • 5.    Return to the cross as a reminder of what he did for you

Throughout history, God has sent his apostles, kings, disciples, missionaries, armies, etc. to areas of evil.

Battles have to be fought.

Land has to be discovered for potential growth

The Gospel has to be spread for the salvation of the lost

Protection is needed for certain groups

Natural resources are needed for humanity to exist

Military is sent to stand on the soil of nations who do not know Jesus?

Wait? What was that last one?

If evil stains, the goodness of God can walk all over it.