Monday, 20 March 2017

'KEEP YOURSELF PURE'

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" - Matthew 5:8
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How do I keep myself pure? God has a role to play in ensuring that you become pure and you also have your roles to play. He does His part by giving you the Holy Spirit and a new heart. 
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Do you have the Holy Spirit and a clean heart?
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To do your part, you must flee (abstain) from all appearance of evil (1 Thess. 5:22). Evil pollutes or defiles a man when it is tolerated or perpetrated. A man that wears a white garment will ensure that he avoids anything that would stain it.
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Once your heart is pure, your life will be pure. Guard your heart with all diligence because out of it are the issues of life (Prov. 4:23). If you feed your heart with impure things, it'll affect your thoughts, words and deed. Guard against what you see, hear and think upon.
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To keep yourself pure, lay aside all malice, all guile, hypocrises, envies and all evil speaking (1 Pet. 2:1).
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You can't keep yourself pure when you tell lies, gossip, watch immoral movies, read things that pollutes your mind or engage in those things that doesn't glorify God.
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Do you have a desire to live a pure life? You can't keep yourself pure if you don't have the desire. When there's a will, there’s a way. Fight against everything that would make you appear filthy before God. Could it be a relationship or habit?
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Only those who are pure in heart will see God. Is your heart pure? Ask God for a clean heart. Abstain from all appearance of evil. Guard your heart with all diligence and lay aside all those things that would make you pollute your heart.


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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