10 Create in me a clean heart,
and renew a right spirit within me.
King James Version
That was King David's prayer to God, repenting for his sins, wishing to make things right with the LORD.
Jesus Himself told us how to be right with Him:
3 And said,
Verily I say unto you,
Except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3 (KJV)
There is no guile in a child; but there is gall in adults.
A child's heart, mind, body, and spirit have not been corrupted by the world.
May we preserve the innocence of these children from God, for Jesus was adamant:
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones
which believe in me,
it were better for him
that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:6 (KJV)
How are we to be converted?
Again, Jesus, the SON of God is very clear about that.
5 Jesus answered,
I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth,
and thou hearest the sound thereof,
but canst not tell whence it cometh,
and whither it goeth:
so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
John 3:5-8 (KJV)
The BIBLE has ALL the instructions that we may live right, and thus be clean in the eyes of the LORD.
One thing for sure, we cannot be with the Lord, tainted, and all.
We also don't know when Christ will come for His people.
All the more we have to be ready -- at ANY time.
But we are not without the "tools" for preparation.
Jesus left us the tools.
We have the resources.
We have the Bible, the WORD of God.
We have the best TEACHER of all -- the Holy SPIRIT of God -- the One who teaches us about JESUS, and the way back to God.
And we have to start now.
"It is Time to Live Right By the LORD"
(All Bible verses from biblegateway.com)
Updated 18 January 2022