Proverbs of a 37 yr old man
Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. He made the church holy by the power of his word, and he made it pure by washing it with water. Christ did this, so he would have a glorious and holy church, without faults or spots or wrinkles or any other flaws. We are made holy by learning the truth of God's word. Those who hear the Gospel message and receive it are clean. Yes, we are clean because of the word that Jesus has spoken over us. Jesus said, "Those who have taken a bath are completely clean and do not have to wash themselves, except for their feet. So If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Confess the word of God openly with your mouth and declare Jesus is LORD. Believe that God raised him from the dead and you will be saved! We are washed by the Living Word of God Himself. Your feet will get dirty daily because we are sinners from birth. But just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. He saved us because of his mercy, and not because of any good things we have done. God washed us by the power of the Holy Spirit. He gave us new birth and a fresh beginning.
Study John 3:5