Material girl; that’s me… but not the Cindi Lauper kind; I’m the kind of material girl who works with fabrics. That’s why my front door Christmas decorations were rolls of red and white netting shaped like candy canes. That’s why I have tablecloths that visitors sign their name on every year. You get the idea. Of course, I take notice when fabrics are mentioned in the Bible.
“As for any fabric that is spoiled with a defiling mold—any woolen or linen clothing, any woven or knitted material of linen or wool, any leather or anything made of leather—if the affected area in the fabric, the leather, the woven or knitted material, or any leather article, is greenish or reddish, it is a defiling mold and must be shown to the priest.
The priest is to examine the affected area and isolate the article for seven days. On the seventh day he is to examine it, and if the mold has spread in the fabric, the woven or knitted material, or the leather, whatever its use, it is a persistent defiling mold; the article is unclean. He must burn the fabric… because the defiling mold is persistent, the article must be burned. (Leviticus 13:47-52, NIV)
Now if God is so concerned about moldy fabric, it stands to reason that he is much more concerned about moldy lives, lives that are stale, neglected or full of sin.
Prayer – Root out our mouldy stuff, Lord, so that we might be pleasing to you again. Amen