Jay's eDevotionals  

Mar 13

Following Jesus by Practicing Purity!

My greatest goal and deepest desire is to stay close to Christ and stay clean before Him. Let me provide you with three simple Biblical guidelines that will assist you in walking a path of moral purity that will protect you, help others and honor the Lord.
 
1. Choose your friends wisely. Bad company corrupts good morals. Show me your friends and I can predict your future. So select an inner circle composed of sincere Christ-followers. "Those who walk with the wise will grow wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm."(Proverbs 13:20)  
 
2. Diligently guard what you put into your mind from the internet, books, television, movies, and music. Garbage input produces garbage output. "I will set no worthless things before my eyes." (Psalm 101:3)
 
3. Control your thought life. Like an airport's control tower, only allow thoughts to land on the field of your mind that are pure, excellent and Christ-honoring. Refuse landing permission to thoughts that are dark and dirty. Your thoughts lead to deeds. Martin Luther famously observed, "We cannot keep the birds from flying over our heads, but we can keep them from making a nest in our hair." Activate God's truth: "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5)
 
Right now, choose to stay close to Christ and clean before Him by taking charge of your friend selection, media input and thought life. Remember that purity protects you, glorifies God and enables you to produce a great harvest of earthly and eternal fruit!

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