Believers Are to Be Pure and Lovely

Philippians 4: 8.Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

I am aware the writer of this scripture said we are to think on these qualities, but I believe they are qualities that every believer should endeavor to cultivate in his or her life. These are a few of the many scriptures which instruct us to live pure lives:

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5: 5

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me”. Psalm 51: 10

“So flee youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart”, 2 Timothy 2: 22

“But we humans will sin, and I’m thankful for scriptures like these: For God  so loved the world, He gave His Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3: 16.

“Also, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1: 9.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, though my life is far from being as pure and lovely as that of Jesus, I truly believe the adversities of recent days and months are allowed in an effort to make my life more like that of Jesus. So thank You, Father, and continue Your finishing work in my life.  I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Doris Lisemby