Recently a young man messaged me with a question. “I have a question for you? Why do you strive for purity?” Why questions are always the most important ones and this one was a good one. I assumed he meant purity of a sexual nature. I answered as quickly as I could with four points.
Here they are:
1) Out of love for the Lord. I don’t want to distance myself from Him experientially.
2) Out of the desire to please God. I want to please the Lord. Obedience pleases the Father.
3) Out of the fear of God. I have assurance of my salvation and yet… there is a holiness without which no one will see the Lord (Heb 12:14)
4) Out of Self-Preservation. The knowledge that my sins, unless resisted, will destroy my soul.
Be killing sin, or sin will be killing you. – John Owen