Sanitizer, currently impossible to purchase in a store or online, is a
substance or preparation for killing germs. The most effective ones
contain 60-95% alcohol with emollients added to reduce skin dryness and irritation. In the 1980s sanitizer became popular for personal use in Europe and then later in the US. Handwashing with soap and water is still the
preferred method to kill germs. For many, sanitizer represents the
way to be saved from harm by a nasty virus or germ. In the book of Leviticus ( Old Testament), God gave Moses hygiene laws to keep the twelve tribes of Israel disease-free. They had strict cleansing laws for every possible situation in life. There was no public health department or Center for Disease Control providing advice. The Levites were in charge of the sacrificial system whereby an individual , made unclean by sin ,would bring an animal to be killed to atone for the sin. Jesus told his disciples in Matthew 15: 18-20 “ But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man unclean. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man unclean”. How can we approach the One True Holy God when we are unclean with the stench of sin on us? Hebrews 9:13-14 says “ The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God.” I John 1:8-9 says “ If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”.
Repent and let Jesus be your sanitizer.