Friday, July 27, 2012


Purity: What does it really mean?

To be pure is to be blameless before God. It is to remain Holy and faithful. It is to live a life untainted by the world. Easy? No. Possible? All things are with Christ aren't they? YES! Absolutely yes! However, this path to purity can only be obtained by practicing persistence. When we foolishly go against God's commands and turn around in the wrong direction --even still, God's grace is sufficient. Meaning, we are never to far gone for the Lord to pick us up, dust us off and help us start again. Unless of course we deny Him and his ways and choose living wicked lives, serving Satan and thrusting ourselves into worldly passions but that doesn't sound like very much fun now does it? Not in the light of God's beautiful, blameless, pure lovely and glorious life He has for the believer.

Now let us look at Matthew 5:8 which reads:

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

When you think of "PURE" what is the first word that pops into your mind?
Holy, blameless, faithful, true, undefiled, whole, sweet, natural; all of these words could be used to describe being pure, showing purity, or becoming purified. When I think of pure I like to think of honey. Stick with me. Honey fresh out of the comb, sweet, natural, PURE. Pure, honey. This reminds me of the verse in the beloved Psalm 119:103 which reads:

"How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"

How sweet is the word of the LORD! How pleasing and pure. Honey is enjoyable to eat. The words and truths of our LORD and Savior are even more delightful! Even more enjoyable than the honeycomb. I know for myself, as a believer, I don't often enough take delight in the holy Scriptures. I don't often enough sit down with the word and enjoy it's rich wisdom and sweet words. My dear friends, if we desire to understand purity, and to live a life of purity and to fully enjoy the freedom a pure life in Christ brings. We must take the time to soak up the word. To find it sweet upon our lips at every word. To not only take it in, but to pour it out. To share the sweet Gospel of Jesus with all -- Jesus said, "If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear". (Mark 4:23). Are you willing to hear friends? Are you tired of living a life of sin and wickedness? Do you desire instead to remain pure and blameless before the LORD? Then I urge you dear friends, pick up the holy word of the LORD and taste it, soak yourself in it's truth, write it upon your heart, meditate on it day and night. (Psalm 1:2); To remain pure we as believers must: "Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap."

I want to end with this, friends, it is all to easy to be lead off the straight and narrow. Gird yourself with a willing heart. Guard your heart with truth. And daily, step into the light of God's love, mercy and peace by not being afraid to diligently seek Him, and with a sincere and broken Spirit --following Him and be ever so willing to obey His every command.

So what is purity then? The one true example of that my friends, can only be found in the savory aroma of the precious, powerful and Holy word of God.

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