Biblical Purity

Many of us think of purity only in relation to our interactions with the opposite gender. But there are so many more aspects of the concept of purity. To be pure is to be innocent. To be chaste. To be modest. To conduct ourselves so as not to draw undue attention to our actions. To do nothing with thoughts of vain glory for ourselves, but only with thoughts to bring glory to God. Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines purity as: “Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; as purity of heart or life. Chastity; freedom from contamination by illicit sexual connection. Freedom from any sinister or improper views; as the purity of motives or designs.”

The first part of Webster’s definition is: “Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin”—which is a beautiful foundation for those desiring to live a pure life. Purity must begin at the cross of…..

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