The word web’s dictionary definition of purity is the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong, lacking knowledge of evil.
We are currently in the world where everything that we feed on daily is jam-packed with some form of filth that is contrary to our desires of staying right and pure.
Our value of purity is questionable and going through varieties of uncertainty. But we are always reminded about the fact that purity is a lifestyle you live every day, it’s not about you not having sex but it entails what you think about, what your eyes sees, what you listen to and a lot more.
What does our daily activities look like? Does it resemble a life of purity or it’s something far way from purity?
Staying pure is not an old adage and it does not make you outmoded. Staying pure is something that gives God pride. He takes pride in knowing that we as believers have decided to stay away from all forms of lust and keep our bodies clean and acceptable unto Him.
Songs of Solomon 4:12 reads “you’re my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain” – this is God’s description of you, this is how he feels about you when you’ve made the decision that in this world where sex before marriage is seen as okay, and most people think virginity is something they should get rid of as soon as possible, you’ll keep yourself till the right time for the right person who is worth your worth.
Reasons why as believers we are expected to stay pure are;
- Abstinence has always been God’s plans for unmarried people: Once you are not married God expects you to stay away from any sexual activity and stay chaste. He expects that you keep your body clean and acceptable unto Him because he rates your body as a Holy Temple and so your responsibility is to keep it entirely clean till you get married. (2 Corinthians 6:16).
- Sex before marriage is cheap: your body is valuable, your worth is priceless, and giving it all to someone who is not yet married to you is cheap. If anyone claims to love you and can’t wait till you two are married to have sex, then the person doesn’t truly love you. True love waits, no matter how long it takes. Don’t trade your worth for anything cheap, you are worth the wait. (Hebrews 13:4).
- There’s nothing compared to the joy of giving yourself to the person who is totally committed to you: knowing that someone truly loves you and the person is totally committed to you, for better and for worse then you will feel completely ready and fulfilled to experience what you have waited all the while for. Don’t give it up yet, wait till you have made the commitment of marriage and you’re finally with the one you deserve.
Remaiming pure may seem difficult but a heart filled with God’s Holy Spirit leaves little room for pollution. Pursue righteousness and a holy life, desire inner purity and live pure on the inside. 1 Peter 1:16 says: “Be holy, for I am holy.”
Allow God to change you and desire to please God in all you do.