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Purity, a simple single word that means so much and a word that I have thought of over & over in the last weeks in preparation for the purity for life weekend. I have noticed that we often apply purity to all types of different things in our lives. From diamonds to gasoline purity is advertised and made known to everyone who is in ear shot of an ad or commercial. While the desire for purity in many parts of our lives is there, society tends to forget and even mock the need for sexual purity but I don’t think it starts with the physical. I know that purity starts with the heart. Whether we seek purity in our speech, thoughts, or sexually. I believe that true purity is only possible through The Lord.
As my amazing wife and I discuss purity, it has becoming increasingly apparent that it is obtained through obedience to the Lord. An obedience to God that calls us to refrain and separate our selves from the world “Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord” (2 Corinthians 6:17). The obedience that God desires from us is one that will bring purity in all aspects of our lives, making things like sexual purity just another part of our desire to show love to our amazing God by keeping his commands in our lives“If you love me, keep my commands. (John 14:15 NIV)
Pastor Chris Littlecreek