Matthew 5:27 “The laws of Moses said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say: Anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart. The Living Bible
WE LIVE FOR HIM BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE FOR US
WE SURRENDER TO GOD SO WE CAN LIVE LIKEGOD
What is God LIKE?
God is HOLY
1 Peter 1:15 But be holy now in everything you do, just as the Lord is holy, who invited you to be his child. 16 He himself has said, “You must be holy, for I am holy.” The Living Bible
What does it MEAN to be holy?
Concerning GOD: pure, sinless, sacred, worthy of veneration
Concerning MAN: mentally & physically pure, ceremonially consecrated
What does surrender LOOK LIKE?
Surrender is offering our MINDS & BODIES as a SACRIFICE to God
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship. New International Version
God wants us to be SEXUALLY pure in THOUGHT and ACTION
1 Thessalonians 4:1 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. New International Version
1 Thessalonians 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; New International Version
1 Thessalonians 4:6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit. New International Version
How does a Christian obey the PURITY STANDARD?
We must do everything by FAITH not for acceptance or out of fear
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. New International Version
Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. New International Version