In the Old Testament order, the High Priest prepared himself to enter the Holy of Holies once a year. In the New Testament, as Priests unto the Lord we enter His presence daily. We must keep short accounts and remember to consistently "take out the trash." "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled." (Hebrews 12:15) Our inner house cleaning benefits not only ourselves, but our relationships with others and the advancement of the Kingdom. The Apostle Paul admonished his young disciple in II Timothy 2: 20..."In a large house (the temple of the Holy Spirit, whose temple you are, I Cor. 6:19-20) there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work."
Let us not be content until the sanctuary of our hearts are full of the glory of God, void of all worldly pursuits and passions. Let us not rest until our garments are without spot or wrinkle. Let us press on to the prize of the high call of God in Christ Jesus. Amen.