Wash Me & I Will Be Clean: Repentance Is Part of Purity
Living a life of purity doesn’t mean you’re perfect. Everyone sins and makes mistakes. A life of purity recognizes those mistakes, repents, asks for forgiveness, and then goes forward intending to sin no more.
King David sinned deliberately when he lusted after Bathsheba. Both of them were married, but that didn’t matter. He wanted what he wanted. Then later, to cover up his adultery, he also added the sin of murder to his list of wrongdoings. One sin usually leads to another. Thankfully, King David repented eventually and gave us a written account of what repentance truly is in Psalm 51.
You remember God’s unfailing love is full of mercy. He will remember your sin no more when you repent. His compassion is great. He cleanses you from all guilt after repentance. You are renewed and purified.
You admit your wrongdoings and realize that your sin separates you from God. God has every right to bring harsh judgment against you. All human beings have sinned and fallen short of the grace of God. However, repentance brings purification from all sins. When God washes you, you are clean again, whiter than snow, and you rejoice because God is good. Your spirit is renewed and you can go forward with a new resolve to try not to sin again. A clean slate and a fresh start are yours again.
Yes, if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us of those sins and cleanse us from all wickedness (1 John 1:9). All people have sinned, but when Christ forgives you, you are made new.
Living a Life of Purity Starts with the Word of God
Living a life of purity starts with the Word of God because we don’t know what is right and wrong unless we study God’s Word. Cry out for the Lord to teach you His ways so you can live according to His truth, with a purity of heart that honors Him (Psalm 86:11).
Psalm 119 is all about treasuring the Word of God. Living with integrity and obeying His laws will bring you much joy. How can a person stay pure? By obeying God’s Word. Memorizing some of God’s statutes will encourage you not to sin. Devotion to the Lord and His Word is the key to walking in freedom and purity.
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