Let’s purify ourselves. I heard a great sermon this weekend. The pastor talked about compromise and how it affected all areas of our lives. He told his personal testimony of how little things had transformed him into someone else. Someone he did not like. God knew we cannot dabble in sin and not be affected.
Instead, God wants purity in our lives. He asks us to walk according to his standard so that we can enjoy a life free from the pain and stain of sin. The only way to accomplish it is to do it day by day. God welcomes repentance and holiness. We simply need to surrender to him the areas of our lives that draw us away from him. It is a journey—we must remember to keep moving forward releasing anything that restricts our ability to keep going!
God Bless You
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one. 3 I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die with you. 4 I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
5 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.