August 23 – Devotional: Pure

I was invited to speak at a major conference. Over 4300 people were in attendance.  Now, I just spoke at a breakout session with only maybe 30 in the room, but I was treated as if I was the main speaker.  I was given access to the green room for the main speakers and got to hang out with people like Luis Palau and Jim Cymbala, and also received free snacks. Plus, at my hotel room a welcome bag was given to me.


In it was a strange looking bottle of water. It was called Voss. I had never heard of it, but as I read the bottle it claimed to be artesian water from Norway. When I looked it up online it is supposed to be among the purest water in the entire world.  Though another report said that when a group of experts tasted the water in a blind taste test, it finished sixth out of six, even behind Helsinki tap water.

I tasted it and it was good, but I don’t know that I would pay the asking price for the water. Apparently, some people do as the water has spread to over 50 countries commanding prices by the ounce I would pay for hundreds of gallons. Its purity is what drives the price. People will pay a high price for something that is pure.

Of course, the highest price ever paid for purity would undoubtedly be the price paid for your purity. You remember what the Psalmist said don’t you? “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.”

Pure snow, that melts and turns into water.  Praise be to God, for the blood of Christ.

Psalm 51:7

“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”

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