The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 71

107 truths about God, the world, and you.

71: God calls you to a life of purity.

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The love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh…
2Corinthians 5:14-16 ESV

The seventh command of the ten – “No adultery” – requires sexual purity[1]: physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally.

God calls His people to see themselves and others from His perspective. The order He established in the beginning is the design for the preservation of individuals and families. The foundation of healthy societies and peaceful communities.

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1Timothy 1:5 ESV

Loving God and others require seeing life through Christ’s sacrifice. Concern for the eternal nature of the spirit far outweighs the temporary desires of the flesh.

Are you currently seeing the world through the eyes of Love? Ask God to help you see life His way.

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[1] Leonard J. Coppes, “1273 נָאַף,” ed. R. Laird Harris, Gleason L. Archer Jr., and Bruce K. Waltke, Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Chicago: Moody Press, 1999), 542–543.

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