To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. Titus 1:15 NIV
A small school long ago in Africa, was paving the yard to cover the dirt and stones where the children played. One day the workers were taking a break under the trees. They were preparing their lunch over a small fire. Curious children came over to see what they were cooking. In a large can that the workers were using as a pot, there were a couple dozen large juicy caterpillars. The workers were delighted to have found the tasty treats in the trees and bushes of the school yard. The children were disgusted. What does it mean to us to hear that to the pure, all things are pure?
Jesus taught us that it is not the things that we put into our bodies that make us impure, but the things that flow out of our hearts. (Mark 7:15) Christians can be tempted to focus on the horrifying externals. But instead, we should seek to be spiritually filled on the inside by the pure presence of our Savior and Lord. It has nothing to do with caterpillars or with righteous acts we can make ourselves do. Purity can only come to a person by entering a life-changing walk with Jesus, the One who clothes us with His righteousness. Shall we draw near to Christ now and pray that He will make us pure by filling us with His presence and love?
We desire to be so filled with Your Spirit in us and in our lives that all we think, say and do is made pure. Draw us that close to You now and keep us there forever, we pray!