Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Moral Purity!

The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD. (Prov. 19:3) 

It is impossible to come to terms with moral purity without dealing with some practical facts related to the body---our flesh-and-blood appetites that crave satisfaction. Volumes are written about the mind, our emotional makeup, our "inner man," the soul, the spirit, and the spiritual dimension. But by comparison, very little is being said by evangelicals today about the physical body. 

We are to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God. (Rom. 12:1)
We are instructed not to yield any part of our bodies as instruments of unrighteousness to sin. (Rom. 6:12-13)
Our bodies are actually "members of Christ"; they belong to Him. (1 Cor. 6:15)

You see, these bodies of ours can easily lead us off course. It isn't that the body itself is evil; it's just that it possesses any number of appetites that are ready to respond to the surrounding stimuli . . . all of which are terribly appealing and temporarily satisfying. 

Strengthening Your Grip 

Moral purity is a mandate that God has bestowed upon us. In our response to that mandate, we must take personal responsibility of how we steward our bodies. Our bodies are a reflection of God's ingenuity. 

In our pursuit of moral purity, we must ask God for the wisdom to help us weather any temptation that comes our way. It is because of the lack of moral purity that sin has been able to abound in our society today. The lack of moral purity has even infiltrated our churches. Has anyone ever wondered why the divorce rate among Christian couples are just as high as non-Christian couples?

The Bible tells us that for lack of knowledge my people perish (Hos. 4:6). If we are to change course and bring moral purity back into our lives, we must acknowledge God. We must acknowledge Him in every single area of our lives, especially with our bodies. Satan and this fallen world we live in is attacking the sanctity of moral purity. 

The enemy may have been winning this battle of moral purity, but we will achieve victory in this war when Jesus comes back in all His glory. Even before His coming we can achieve the "little" victories as the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf. Be encouraged my friend! Maintaining moral purity in our own strength is impossible because we are continuously bombarded with things that constantly feed our flesh and minds. My dear friend, if you're facing a difficult situation that challenges your moral purity, stop and give God  moment of your time and ask Him to help you fight off any temptation that may cause you to fall from God's grace. In your plea with God, ask Him with a sincere, repentant heart and with a great deal of urgency to surround you with people that will protect, honor, and respect your moral purity. He will be more than happy to oblige. I know. I used to be one of those people who have either lost their moral purity or have come very close to losing it. For those of you that have lost it, there's always redemption. All you need to do is ask Him.

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).