The Bible gives us answers for everything that we need in life, including how to live a pure and holy life. Let’s look to the Word:
How can young people keep their paths pure? By guarding them according to what you’ve said. (Ps 119:9 CEB)
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Tim 2:22 ESV)
Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. (Ps 119:11 NKJV)
The Word gives us these clear instructions:
- We should guard our paths according to the Word of God;
- Flee youthful passions and avoid occasions that give rise to temptation;
- Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace along with all other believers who live a holy life unto the Lord;
- Memorize the Word of God and hide it in our hearts because the Word that we cherish and honor will keep us away from sin.
These are clear and understandable directions from the heart of God. He has also given each one of us the gift of grace to empower us to do what He has called us to do. Hallelujah!
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God . . . (Eph 2:8, emphasis added)
May God surround us all with His grace, mercy, and love in Jesus’ name. Praise His holy name!