Hebrews 10:22 English Standard Version (ESV) let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Yesterday I left off with the need for conviction of conscience to cause us to seek forgiveness from our accountability partners. This is how our hearts get sprinkled clean. While I was trying to be cleaver in implying C of C stood for Conviction of Conscience, in the business world C of C means Certificate of Conformance.
A true heart is faith’s Certificate of Conformance. We are conformed into the image of Christ little by little as the body is washed in His Word and our feet are washed by forgiveness. It take both and we should not neglect either.
There are those that say only God forgives sin but that is a body of sin. Remember what Jesus said to Peter in John 13:10 “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean….” If Jesus said it, it is true. He also said for us to do this for one another, so we can forgive foot sin. We not only can but are commanded to do so.
It is our good conscience that tells us when we need to seek forgiveness.
1 Timothy 1:5 English Standard Version (ESV) The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
This is how we get to love like Jesus, to allow His love to issue forth from within us like rivers of living waters.
John 7:38 English Standard Version (ESV) Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’