Purity, what is it really and why should you care? Well that is the question we ask last week and well you had some pretty incredible things to say. Purity is important and we have to fight for it in this world that we live in. There are things everywhere around every corner that will cause us to trip and fall. I think of Bat Man the movie and yes there are many of them but I am think of one of the first ones that came out and got the whole Bat Man thing started again. There is this quote in it after Bruce feel down in the well and broke I think his arm. As his father is carrying him in the house his father asks him this question. “And why do we fall Bruce?” “So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” I love that quote and I love the message that is behind it. We must never quit and we must never give up, even after our biggest failures. We have to fight on. If I was going to create a quote along the lines from the Bat Man movie for people who follow Jesus I would state it this way. “Why do we fall down?” “So we can learn to depend on Jesus to pick us up.” As we go through life their will always be an attack on us to not live with purity in mind. We will get messed up and we will mess up and then we will need to have Jesus clean us up and pick us up. The goal is to live for purity and to strive after it with everything that we have. But there will be those times that we slip and fall, and find ourselves in things that are not pure. I mentioned it last week, and I will mention it again in this article because it is such an awesome verse. I hang out on this verse all the time. Philippians 4:8 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. This verse acts like an anchor for my mind so that I will only run after the things that are pure and right. It helps me check myself when I start talking bad about someone else. It helps me stay the course. I want to be pure but there is such a battle. We have to fight and we have to run to God’s word for encouragement and strength so that we might fight the good fight of pure living.
As we continue to look at purity, one thing will stand out. God’s ways are the best. They always lead to good things. The world and the culture that we live in will try to sway us and make us think that it’s ways are best, but it just isn’t true. God’s ways are always the best! Put your life to the purity test compare and hold everything up to God’s word and see what is true, what is noble, what is right, what is pure, what is lovely and then you will learn that God’s way is the best! It’s hard and it is impossible to do without Jesus leading the way. We fall so we can learn to depend on Jesus to pick us up again…
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