What do you picture in your mind when the word purity is mentioned in conversation. You might envision a monastery full of Tibetan monks or a convent of nuns all choosing to live lives of complete isolation and solitude; away from the modernization of today's contemporary world. Purity for the most part of social interaction can be both a blessing and a curse. In most circles, it can man complete acceptance and admiration. On the downside, it can assure you social separation and loneliness.
Society's standards of the issue of purity is almost non-existent. In most part instead of adhering to strict guidelines, the better part of the world's population chooses to bend toward the phrase of “do it as much as you want until you are totally satisfied.” The problem of this unencumbered lifestyle in regards to sin is that the carnal nature of the human body is never satisfied. It will consume and drain the life out of the most willing of all volunteers.
Purity in its rarest form takes extreme discipline and sacrifice. The Devil will be content in using all of his tricks and cunning demeanor to dissuade anyone from reaching their full spiritual potential which is promised by the Lord. Satan uses patience and time as his allies. The spiritual stamina needed to see this personal achievement come to fruition is unyielding in its reward because the gift is given to us by God. We as believers must be pure in heart, pure in mind, pure in body, and pure in spirit.“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8 KJV)
All of God's promises and standards are great in name and great in precedent. Believers must strive daily to live up to God's standards. And if we falter in the attempt, Grace and mercy are the backbones of the pillars carved and founded in His truth. We must stand strong against all of the wiles of the Devil and his legion in our pursuit in attaining all of the blessings of the Lord. These spiritual battles are won by those who stand strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
Our spiritual purity is not to be taken lightly. It connects us directly to God. We can come to Him boldly and with most sincere earnest. We are His children and He loves enough to send His Son who lived as an example for us to follow, died and was resurrected to secure our home with our Father in Heaven.