God made male and female and he made us to need each other. He established marriage as the context for the intimate relationship between man and woman. That intimacy is more than physical – it is the coming together, the sharing together of body, mind and emotions. This is why the issue of purity needs to be more than physical. We need to be pure in body, heart and mind.
God calls us to a life of holiness – “You shall be holy, for I am holy” 1 Peter 1:16. To be holy has this idea of being clean, without giving into the desires of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes. (1 John 2:16)
We are to be holy in all our ways…. including in our relationships. We do ourselves an injustice if we limit purity to the pre-marriage years. Purity is a call for our whole life. Purity in single years will set the stage for purity in marriage. The issue is to honour God with our bodies, our thoughts and our emotions.
Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.”
Psalm 119:11 “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
I am writing 31 days of Heart Conversations to document 31 important truths I want to make sure I pass onto my children. Is today’s topic something you want to talk to your kids about? Do it today! Your words may well be different than mine but these truths will shape our children’s lives forever.
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