The Walk of Faith: Walking in Purity

Ephesians 5:3-4
3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 neither filthiness nor foolish talking nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
In the forests of Northern Europe lives the ermine, a small animal best known for his snow-white fur, which is his protection and security. Instinctively, he protects his glossy coat with great care lest it become soiled. Hunters often capitalize on this trait. Instead of setting a mechanical trap to catch the ermine, they find his home in a cleft of a rock or a hollow tree and daub the entrance and the interior with tar.
Then their dogs start the chase, and the frightened ermine flees toward his home. But finding it covered with dirt, he spurns the place of safety. Rather than soil his white fur, he courageously faces the fighting dogs, who hold him at bay until the hunters capture him. To the ermine…….PURITY IS DEARER THAN LIFE ITSELF.
As believers in Christ, we are called to live a life of purity. Sexual purity is looked down upon in this generation, but the bible calls us to be sexually pure. We are to flee from all sexual sin, and not even a hint of it is to be found in our midst. Like Joseph, we should be willing to put all on the line for the sake of pleasing God and walking in purity.
Covetousness is also uncleanliness so is foolish joking and jesting and such should not be named among us because it is not fitting for the saint.
The walk of faith is a walk of separation, separation from darkness and the lifestyle that comes with it.
How important is walking in purity to you and what boundaries have you put in place to ensure you do so.
The bible says we flee from sexual sin, what is your understanding of that statement?
Are the words that you speak pure, or are they marked by coarse jesting and foolish talk?


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