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The Highest Standard of Sexual Purity

October 30, 2009

Let me just say this and be bold:

Our standards for sexual purity are not high enough.  They are too low!

 

STANDARDS WE NORMALLY SHOOT FOR:

  1.  Behavior modification – stop an adulterous relationship; stop masturbating; stop going to porn shops; stop looking at Internet porn
  2. Being Better than the “other” person
  3. Maintaining our secret – keeping things at Bay, or hidden well
  4. Not getting worse
  5. Being “better than I once was”
  6. I can look, but not touch
  7.  Doing all the “porn” things with my spouse. 

 

bibleHERE’S THE STANDARD:
Ephesians 5:3 (New International Version)

 3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

Let this verse soak in.  This is what we need to be shooting for.  Not even a hint. 

 
BUT THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!
You are probably thinking this.  I thought that.  Given my lust flow, masturbation and porn habits, I never thought it possible. 

Exactly!  That’s where God wants you to be.  The place of impossibility is the place where God can do His work.  We are weak, He is strong.  We give up, He comes in to deliver.  This is the place where we admit to God that we need his help, and completely surrender.

 

DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
Keep shooting for God’s standard of sexual purity!  This is the call to keep working.  On your behaviors, attitudes, intent of the heart, fantasy life, intimacy with your spouse…

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