Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How Can a Young Person Stay Pure?

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands. (Psalm 119:9, 10 NIV)

Our goal should be to be like Jesus. The bible says that he was tempted in every way...even the same ways that we are tempted today (Hebrews 2:17-18). So many times we stumble when temptation comes along. We sin. We are impure and we feel it. Jesus never sinned though. What a role-model huh? Thank goodness that he says that he will always provide a way out from temptation and sin (1 Corinthians 10:13).

So, how do we remain pure? We need to seek Jesus with all of our hearts. We need to search the scriptures, God's instructions and promises to us, for help. We cannot uphold ourselves to the highest standard (the Lord's standard) of purity on our own. This is a constant struggle and we must cry out to God for help and guidance.

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8 NLT)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen! God's word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path.
Trudy

Meredith Franklin said...

Yes!!

Even though it is hard, we should try our hardest to stay in God's light!