Biblical Principles on Purity
As we move from milk to meat in our journey of discipleship and becoming a legacy dad we need to take a deep look into ourselves and prepare to be brutally honest. Not all of us may have a Nathan in our lives to call sin in our life truly what it is, but some of us have deliberately derailed any kind of accountability due to the fact that we are truly afraid to be honest. Therefore, by reading the Scriptures daily and praying for God to truly reveal that which is in our lives that needs to be repented, we can move from spiritual infancy to biblical maturity (milk to meat). There are so many scripture verses on purity in the Bible that I cannot take all the time to name them on this entry, but what I can tell you is that we truly have to be honest to the God of the Universe and to repent for that which needs to be repented. Pride is the biggest issue in most men, meaning that we tend to justify those things in our lives that we say are okay, but God truly says no way. I think the Book of Job puts this form of thinking into true perspective: Job 34:31-33 “Suppose a man says to God, ‘I am guilty’ but will offend no more. Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong I will not do so again. Should God then reward you on your term when you refuse to repent? You must decide, not I; so tell me what you know.” How can we sit there and expect to grow in wisdom and stature when we cannot be honest with ourselves about the things that need to be repented for in our lives. Do we lust? Do we hate? Do we fantasize about other women instead of our wives? Do we lie? Are we truly impure in God’s eyes? What will it take for all of us to stop mocking God and realize that He truly knows all and that in the end, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess.
Job 28:28 “The fear of the Lord –that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding”. 1 John 1: 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 Timothy 4: 12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. Hebrews 13: 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Matthew 5:277"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'[a] 28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.