To blight, contaminate or destroy highlight terms to describe the word tainted. This suggests prior to someone or something being tarnished, innocence and purity existed. Like the days before Adam’s failure to lead and Eve’s misguided curiosity, perfection was in reach.
Unfortunately, individuals have now been infected with an undetectable virus. This blemish has marred human DNA, corrupted by a nature designed to be at war with God, Galatians 5:16-18. Defiled by sin, Romans 3:9-12, attempts to be disciplined, do right and stay out of trouble is no longer a given, Romans 7:14-20. This stain on human beings has left a path of destruction throughout history.
While ruin daily visits once regarded saints, the promises of James 5:16 provides hope for the hapless. Although stigmatized by the world, wounded souls seek refuge at the altar of God. When the burdens of life become too heavy to handle on your own, come to Jesus for He will give you rest, Matthew 11:28. Like an infomercial for dirty laundry, shout out your sins to the Lord and He will transform your life from tainted to become as pure as snow, Isaiah 1:18.
by Jay Mankus