Because there was a time that I didn’t know what I know now.
1 Corinthians 13: 11. “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.”
I’ve shared before that as Christian girl in a Christian family raised with Christian teachings, I knew purity was important. But over time I’ve grown to understand that purity is not a physical parameter to be measured, but a matter of the heart. Purity doesn’t just mean no sex before marriage. If that were true, every married person shouldn’t ever have to worry about impurity again. “Phew, done with that test – glad I passed it?” No, purity is something to strive for even beyond marriage. Purity is a matter of the heart.
But what I wanted to share today is about the biggest reason why purity is important to me. Here are some other great reasons:
4. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and it’s great that we get to worship Him by keeping our phyiscal bodies holy.
3. I love my future spouse, your future spouse and you, so I am determined not to cause anyone to stumble.
2. Great emotional benefits – spouses find it easier to trust each other beyond marriage because they know they have a track record to refer to before marriage.
But my biggest reason to the question “Why should I strive to be pure?” is this.
1. Impurity separates us from God, likewise purity draws us closer to God.
Lord, I pray for my brothers, my sisters and myself, that we will understand your heart more every day as we continue to seek You. Help us not only glorify You with our bodies but with our hearts and minds as well. Thank You for the privillege to worship You with all we have. We love you Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”