Purity. A moral principle that is seldom discussed, even sadly, in the Christian culture. The adoption of some secular trends has caused the idea of purity to be thought of as outdated, but here’s the truth. God has called us to be pure, especially in our relationships.
When we hear the word purity, our minds instantly go to the physical aspect, however, that’s only one layer on the cake. What I’ve grown to realize is that there are actually four aspects in regard to purity: physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental. Everything our eyes and ears take in, affects us. Movies, music, even books, play a part in stirring desires within us, and possibly, creating discontent in who you are and where you are at in life.
Yes, abstaining from physical intimacy is crucial if you have made a purity commitment, but the other ones have an important role as well. If your relationship with Christ is focused on Him, then your heart will not long for something more and get dragged down into a pit of discontent. Seek Him because God is preparing you for something wonderful.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Be bold and shine.