Wash your hands
“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.” Psalm 119:9.
So….. I was reading this week about some weird hygiene practices in the wild west. I guess people used to wash their clothes, their dishes, and take care of all their plumbing needs in the same water that they drank. Disease was pretty much everywhere because of this. I thought it was interesting that spitting on the floor in restaurants and train depot floors was considered common practice. The owners of these places would sprinkle sawdust on the floor to cut down on the mess but that just made all the floors mucky and full of germs. This practice was stopped when they started fining people $500 for public floor spitting. Families would often take baths in the same water. Dad and mom would get the bath water first and then on down the line until you got to the youngest. If you were number 13 you probably didn’t get very clean. At restaurants, everybody would use the same towel to wipe their face or wipe spills up off the table, and disease just got passed from person to person.
We have learned a lot about keeping clean in our culture. In fact, we have learned that you can do your part to help keep the corona virus from spreading by making sure you wash your hands and don’t pick your boogers.
While you are keeping yourself clean don’t forget to wash your heart in the word of God. Read a verse or chapter every day and let God use it in your heart to keep you from getting dirty in your soul.