Sunday, April 15, 2012

5. Purity is more than physical

It really is! When people hear about purity, they often think of not having sex. But it truly is more than that. Purity can be, and should be extended further than abstaining from physical contact with other people.
What do I mean by this?
Well, let's think about it. what else do we often sin by? Our minds. Our minds and imaginations often cause us to sin as well. How many times have you found yourself thinking of that cute guy/girl and letting your mind drift off to places that you would consider impure if you actually had done it? Unfortunately, I am sure that it has happened to everyone. That doesn't mean it is okay, though.
We must try to be pure of mind, as well as of body. Think about it! If we are pure of mind and we avoid distracting things and lustful thoughts, it is much easier to be pure of body! Our bodies are controlled by our minds, and if our minds are pure, then our bodies will follow the example!
The tenth commandment is just as important as the seventh.
The 10 Commandments are as follows. I made the 7th and 10th bold.

1.You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet yourneighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Both these commandments pertain to lust and sexual impurities as sins. The seventh refers to physical adultery, while the tenth refers to the lust and desire to commit adultery.

But why be pure? Simply, God wants us to be pure and to have pure hearts. He wants us to be happy and to be holy as well. I stumbled upon this great video and I thought I would share it with you. It is very thought provoking and eye opening, no matter what your relationship status is, or what you have done or plan to do. 

{Please let me know if the video doesn't work. I will try copying it a different way. THANKS}

I hope this changes how you think of purity and makes you question how pure you want to be! God Bless and thanks for reading! Don't forget to comment and share if you liked it!



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