I recently received an email from a girl asking me to send her Bible verses on the topic of purity. The girl said she vaguely knew that the Bible promoted purity and holiness, but that she wasn’t exactly sure where to find the passages.
After I emailed her back with a list of verses I wondered if there were more girls out there like her. Girls who know that the Bible “promotes purity” but aren’t exactly sure where to find the passages in the Bible.
If you are one of those girls who wants to fight for purity, keep reading. This blog post is written for you!
Let’s be real.
Staying pure in our culture, at times, can seem nearly impossible. Simple things like getting on Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook can feel like a danger zone. Just walking through the grocery store checkout line can feel slightly scarring at times.
Impurity and immorality are very real things that we as Christian girls need to be equipped to fight against. Instead of keeping the verses that I emailed back to the girl private, I want to share them with you.
I want your “spiritual guns” to be loaded with ammo that I know will work.
Ammo for the fight.
The next time you are tempted to look at, think about or participate in something that you know will not honor God, I want you to pull out these verses. They will be your spiritual ammo in your fight for purity.
Six verses on purity.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10)
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word” (Psalm 119:9)
“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” (Philippians 4:8)
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)
“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desire” (Romans 13:14)
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:14-16)
Pick one and memorize it.
I want to encourage you to pick one of these verses and memorize it. My go to verse is Psalm 51:10. That verse is ingrained in my mind and ready to fire anytime I’m facing something that is impure.
If I’m being tempted with an impure thought, I’ll quickly recite that verse and pray that God will make it true for me. I’m amazed at how well quoting scripture in the midst of a temptation really does help. I dare you to try it the next time you are facing an impure temptation.
Write one down and tape it to your mirror.
I also decided to write down two of those verses and tape them to my bathroom mirror.
It’s the first thing I see in the morning when I brush my teeth and the last before I go to bed. Having that visual reminder is extremely helpful for me and I know it would be for you as well.
Will you join me?
Who would like to join me by:
1. Memorizing one of the verses?
2. Writing one down and sticking it on your mirror, wall, journal or somewhere that you will clearly see it?
If you want to join me in this fight for purity, comment below and let me know! I’d love to pray for you and encourage you as you make these truths a reality in your life