Sunday, June 8, 2014

Living Pure In An Impure World

Our society is becoming more impure by the second it seems.  What use to be forbidden is now celebrated.  What use to be called "sin" is now considered close to being a hero with a phone call from the President.  Promiscuity and sexual immorality is everywhere.  How are we, who call ourselves Christians, set apart and holy, to live pure lives?

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is key to becoming pure. He must fill your life and the only way He does this is by believing on Jesus Christ as Lord of your life.  As soon as you truly believe, He invades your life and calls you a new creature in Christ.  Christ, the Creator of the universe, now lives inside of you.

Now you must walk in the Spirit.  You must believe who God says that you are.  How do we walk in the Spirit?  We are transformed by the renewing of our mind {Romans 12:2}.  You must let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly {Colossians 3:16}.  You cannot expect to walk in purity if you never study and meditate upon God's Word.  If you only meditate and feast upon the ways of the world, you will never live a pure life.

How can a young man keep his way pure?  By keeping it according to Your word {Psalm 119:9}.  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee {Psalm 119:11}.  You must know God's Word.  You must read God's Word.  You must hide his Word in your heart.

Many say they do not have time.  You have time to eat multiple times a day.  The Bible should be your daily bread.  It is more important than food.  It changes you and makes you like Jesus.  If you want to live pure, happy lives in an impure world, you must take time to know God's Word.

And the children of Israel, which were 
come again out of captivity, 
and all such as had separated 
themselves unto them from 
the filthiness of the heathen of the land, 
to seek the Lord God of Israel.
Ezra 6:21

***Remember, you are a new creature IN CHRIST, 
covered with God's grace and mercy, and walk in newness of life!