Pure lifeOne thing that believers in Jesus find very difficult to achieve is living a pure life according to God’s standards.  Godly purity is living your life according to the word of God, the way God  expects you to live.  This is a tremendously high standard and many persons have concluded that it is impossible to live a pure life in this sinful world. But is it?

Firstly,  Godly purity is not a choice but a command.  The book of 1Timothy 5: 22 reads, ” …Keep thyself pure.”  God expects each believer in Jesus to remain pure and live a pure life in this world. God is not pleased with believers who go to church to worship Him and then live like the devil the rest of the week.  A  believer should be recognized by their standard of living which is a pure life before God.  A pure life in this world of sin and corruption brings glory to God and is a testimony a to others.

Secondly, Godly purity is attainable.  God has provided a way for believers to a live a pure life before God.  Anyone who accepts the Lord Jesus into their heart is cleansed by the blood of Jesus (1 John 1:7).  It becomes as if the person had never sinned at all.  It doesn’t matter if you were a killer, fornicator, drug user or abuser;  you are completely forgiven by Jesus once you accept Him.  You become a new creation. Your old nature  is dead and you now have a pure life before God. Next the word of God is powerful. It will keep you pure if you do what it says. Obedience to God’ word is key to living  a pure life every day.

Thirdly,  the blood of Jesus cleanses you from all sin and makes you pure,  the Word of God, the Bible, keeps you pure.  The Word of God is a road map that  anyone can follow to live a pure life. Psalm 119: 9 says ” How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word” (NIV).   Jesus Christ lives now lives in you and He will help to live a pure life Godly purity is attainable in this life.  Jesus has already provided the way and has made it possible to live a pure life. The key to living a pure life is being cleansed by the blood of Jesus and taking heed to God’s word. Do you want to live a pure life.  Surrender your life to Jesus today and you can live a pure life.