A good story is told of old Thomas K. Beecher, who could not bear deceit in any form.  Finding that a clock in his church building was habitually too fast or too slow, he hung a placard on the wall above it which read: “Don’t blame the hands— the trouble lies deeper.”

That is where the trouble lies with us when our hands do wrong, or our feet, or our lips, or even our thoughts.  The trouble, sin,  lies so deep that only God’s power can deal with it.

“Repent ye, and be immersed every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38).