Was the stench new? No, because my daughters had each smelled it the day before. Why hadn’t I smelled it when they did? The only answer I can come up with is that I had been with the stench from the beginning. I hadn’t left the house in a few days so the growing stench didn’t repulse me right away. It took me getting out of the house and being separated from the stink before I could recognize its presence.
Once the smell assaulted me and made me uncomfortable, I had no choice but to find the source. Once found, I quickly washed dishes and bleached the sink. Doing this effectively got rid of the stink that had invaded our home.
Once the source is found, we then allow God to come in and remove the sin. Then He begins the task of cleansing, restoration, and healing. He spiritually bleaches us with the blood of Jesus and we are forgiven. Our job is to avoid leaving dirty pots in the sink…or as Jesus said to the woman what was caught in adultery, “Go and sin no more.”