Purity Matters

“Blessed are the pure in heart, because they will see God.”
Matthew 5:8 (HCSB)

In our 21st century culture, sometimes I cannot understand the control that Satan has over the church! I have discussed recently with some friends, that the Church’s standard is only slightly higher than that of the world. It’s true, Satan is (still) walking around like a roaring lion seeking whom he is going to devour. I believe that Satan loves to use unsuspecting church members in helping him carry out his evil agenda. Can I make a true statement today? Purity really matters to God. The Standard for believers was set over 2000 years ago on a cruel and rugged cross on Calvary’s hill. Our Standard is Jesus. And His message for us today is the same as it was 2000 years ago. We live in an un-pure world and are daily exposed to wickedness! You might be wondering how we can be pure in a world that is so horrible and bent on doing wrong. You must understand, alone we cannot be pure. Apart from Christ, we are vile and horrible. Our only shot at purity is through the blood of Jesus. He bought and paid for each person who call’s upon His name. To be pure, we must have a heart that is free from deceit. We must possess an inner moral purity! Jesus said in John 15:3 “You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.” Being pure is a byproduct of living a life that is pleasing to God! The Christian life is a process, each and everyday we should strive to grow closer and please the Lord. As we grow closer we understand the importance of purity in the life of a Christian! And when it is said and done! We get to see God! We get to worship Him forever! Purity matters! Live a life that pleases God! Start today!!!! I love you all!