Wednesday, May 16, 2012

being pure...

May 16, 2012

1 Timothy 5:19-22

V 22 …keep yourself pure

We assume that this is easy. I mean the line we draw between impure and pure is usually think and black. We think that it takes some gross immoral sin to make us impure, but does it. When you take a glass of water and add to it only a teaspoon of vinegar, you have ruined the whole glass; even though the water far outnumbers the vinegar. We assume that because the good in our lives outnumber the bad we are good and pure. Yet, it’s not really about that. It’s not about keeping score and making sure that everything is equal or that our obedience is greater than the areas we habitually sin. It’s about the attitude of our heart. If our heart is so busy trying to cover up for the pet sin that we just can’t get rid of, everything is tainted with that brush. The pet sin that we run to makes the water of our lives undrinkable and unworthy.

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