King Louis XIV

Scripture reading

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
–Psalm 51:7

Thought of the Day

I read a pretty interesting fact recently about King Louis X1V of France. History shows that the good King Louie had a thing about bathing. It appears that he only bathed three times in his entire life. Three times! Now as a youth director, I can attest that sleep and showers are overrated, but three times? This guy needed some advisors to help him figure out that he needed to wash up a bit. He also needed to read our Psalm for today. If he wouldn’t clean himself, at least God could have cleansed him. You see, when He washes us, we become as pure as snow.

P.S. Do you know what hyssop is? It is a fragrant plant in the mint family that was used in ritual cleansing in the Jewish tradition.

Prayer

Father God, Please cleanse me so I can be more like you. Amen.

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