In today’s culture, the word “purity” can take on a lot of different meanings. Some people think about purity in a sexual context. Others think of purity in a broader sense, akin to the idea of childlike innocence.
But at its core, purity simply means “without flaw.” And in a Biblical sense, purity refers to a sincere, blameless desire to know and obey God.
In Matthew 5:8, Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
So how can we strive for purity?
Psalm 119:9 tells us: “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.”
The Bible – God’s Word – gives us the foundation we need to live righteously, according to God’s will.
Of course, we can’t be perfect. It’s important to recognize the difference between purity and perfection. Romans tells us that all have fallen short of the glory of God; none of us are able to live the perfect life that God requires.
Our standing before God is due to Jesus Christ alone, not our own efforts.
But although we can’t be perfect, we can seek purity by acknowledging our faults, repenting of our sin, and wholly relying on God to make us clean.
Purity doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. It simply means that when we come before God, we do so with a true desire to obey Him. And we have faith that He will give us grace whenever we fall short.
Bible Verses About Pure
Psalm 51:10 – Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.
1 John 3:3 – Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
Romans 12:2 – Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Proverbs 4:23 – Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.
James 4:8 – Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Hebrews 10:22 – let’s draw near with a true heart in fullness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and having our body washed with pure water,
Psalm 19:8 – Yahweh’s precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. Yahweh’s commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
1 Timothy 5:22 – Lay hands hastily on no one. Don’t be a participant in other people’s sins. Keep yourself pure.
Proverbs 20:11 – Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.
Hebrews 12:14 – Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,
Psalm 37:4 – Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 51:7 – Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
2 Timothy 2:22 – Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
1 Peter 1:22 – Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently,
Psalm 12:6 – Yahweh’s words are flawless words, as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
1 Timothy 1:5 – but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith,
Titus 1:15 – To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
James 3:17 – But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Proverbs 16:2 – All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.
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