• Blessing Finesse

The Fight for Purity

Updated: Mar 11

"For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness."

- 1 Thessalonians 4:7

Purity has been perverted and given a bad rap, but we were designed for it. Although we can not be pure in our own power, or through our own wills; the Holy Spirit makes it possible for us to approach the Lord in holiness and truth. Purity isn't simply about sexuality (although that's a major part of it), it's about living a life that pleases God.

What purity is not...

Contrary to popular belief, purity is not Impossible! I'm here to tell you that is possible to be pure in the 21st century! Purity also isn't outdated, because God’s word never changes. So His laws and commandments are just as much in effect today, as they were way back when. Trends and behaviors in the culture around us will always “evolve”, but God’s word is the one truth that we can build our lives on. Purity also isn't about God trying to punish or mess with us. His ways are simply just higher than ours. It may seem inconvenient to aim for purity because it seems counter-intuitive, but we were never meant to appease our flesh. Lastly, purity is not easy, It’s difficult but yet again it’s not impossible.

Purity is misrepresented...

Truth be told, what we see in the media isn't a direct reflection of God’s word. However, it is a direct representation of the culture that we live in. One that finds purity to be unattainable, unattractive, and straight-up lame. I've personally never seen purity represented well in mainstream tv, music, magazines. But I have seen it well represented in many Christian blogs, books, and youtube videos. Which is great! Because as Christians we are called to be lights in this world, we are the salt of the earth. So let's live in purity and make it loud and proud for all to see.

Purity is misunderstood...

Many people don't understand purity, its purpose, God’s intentions for it, or its many benefits. Instead, it's been seen as a bother, as if God doesn't care for us or like us to have fun. But purity is for our protection, it makes us more like Christ, and it’s a part of our destinies to live pure lives. God doesn't call us to be pure for fun and games but to glorify Him and live unashamed. God died and bought us with His blood so that we could live abundant lives instead of being slaves to sin. Being pure wouldn't be a possibility without the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Listen to me friend, purity is freedom! We should embrace it and glean from what the word says about it, not the world.

So how do we handle temptation?

On the journey of purity, you and I will face temptations; but we’ve been given the power to overcome them all. The enemy would love for us to fall victim to the temptations that try to flaunt and taunt us. But God has given us the authority to look in the face of temptation and be victorious! A simple bow to temptation could lead to impurity. But we were called and created to be pure and God will help us every step of the way. Even if you mess up or miss the mark, God’s mercies are new every morning! So sin no more, and move forward on a new path. In Christ, you are a new creation so you can live a new and clean life!

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