With one wrong move, your clean water could easily get dirty before it reaches Swampy. It is interesting to see, though, that no matter how continuously flowing the clean water is, it just doesn't make the contaminated water clean. It ALWAYS does the opposite... the clean water always gets dirty instead! You can't pretend it to be clean and allow it to reach Swampy because the alligator will cringe away from it when it flows through the shower head.
When we ponder upon it more deeply, a christian's life will reflect a similar picture. In a way, those who have been made righteous in Christ, cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb, CAN and WILL no longer have anything to do with the filth and contamination of sin in the world! There will be a need for strategies to keep away from anything that could contaminate our lives with sin.
Oftentimes we see professing Christians "talking the talk" and knowing the truths found in the Bible and yet they continue to live in darkness. They continue with habitual sins and are either adamant or totally oblivious to the new life that a new creature in Christ should have.
Many live lives mixing their perceived "Christianity" with the ways of the world! This isn't supposed to be the case for people who have been born again in Christ Jesus! We must, therefore, test ourselves to see if we are truly IN FELLOWSHIP with our Lord and Savior!
The Bible tells us that we LIE if we have convinced ourselves that we have trusted in Christ and yet we continued on with our worldly living! A person who has been made clean and new by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ CAN and WILL NO LONGER continue to live in sin!
Not that one will become sinless. But the Holy Spirit that has been deposited in one's life will now become the guide to which a person will live a life that sins less. We can never become perfect while in this corruptible body, but we can always become more than conquerors and will have the power to RESIST the devil and RESIST sin!
There is no mixing of things. The things of God are righteousness and holiness and it can NEVER be mixed with the bitterness, lasciviousness, immorality and filth of sin in this world.
Do we SAY we "love" Christ?
Do we say we "trust" in Him?
Do we SAY we believe in Him?
Do we Say we are following His footsteps?
It is very critical then that we check and measure ourselves with Scripture's rule. Because, if we say those things and STILL also enjoy drunkenness, or watching TV programs that glorify homosexuality, immorality, debauchery, and filthy language, THEN we are but LYING to ourselves!
Darkness and Light DO NOT MIX! Clean water and contamination DO NOT WORK together! Righteousness in Christ DO NOT MIX with worldliness. Therefore, TEST YOURSELVES!