Tresavean tin mines

 Tin mines Cornwall

Tin mines Cornwall

When I was a young I would play in the old Tresavean tin mines. There were tunnels which were covered with green arsenic, which was very poisonous, they were very dark places. But I knew that these green substances which lined the walls were very dangerous, and I would always wash my hands.

Well if I left it on my skin for more than one day, I would be poisoned. Let me tell you why I am using this for an illustration.

If you had to work down a mine, and there were poisonous substances like arsenic on the sides of the shaft, and in the tunnels, at the end of each shift you would wash your skin thoroughly, wouldn’t you?

If you did not your skin would soon become infected. So it is with unconfessed sin, every day we need to come before Jesus and say, “Lord, wash me from this sin,” that is why we pray the Lord’s prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses, deliver us from evil.”

Yes, Jesus said, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sin be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. {Isaiah 1 v 18}. If we make our confession to the Lord, then sickness and death will not be able to take hold of us.

The first words that Jesus ever preached were, “Repent,” for repentance will always restore our relationship with Him, for repentance is how we resist sin and the devil. And if we resist the devil, Jesus said that he will flee from us, and if the devil flee’s from us then sin will flee from us as well.

My friend, we are saved by grace which is a gift of God, we have no righteousness of our own, all our righteousness is as filthy rags, as the Bible says. God accepts us entirely by our faith in Jesus, and what He did for us at Calvary. The penalty for our sin was paid, and now we can live because He lives, for He rose from the dead and is alive forevermore.

Now going back to what I said about going down a mine, where there is poison, and how we must wash it off. Well, if we leave it on your skin for more than one day, we know perfectly well what will happen. So it is with sin, we must repent and rely on Jesus righteousness, and what He did for us, every day. I can not repeat it enough the importance of coming to our Lord, daily.

Do you remember when Jesus washed His disciple’s feet? Well, after walking in that dusty land their feet became very dirty, at the end of the day. And so it symbolises for us today that we must all come to Jesus each day, and let Him wash us clean from all sin. Jesus said,

“If I washed thee not, thou hast no part with me,” {St John 13 v 8}.

What a wonderful, wonderful Saviour who would come from His home in glory to save a child like me, and cleanse me with His blood.

Mines Cornwall

Mines Cornwall

Published on October 10, 2013 at 8:13 am  Leave a Comment  

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