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October 6th, 2007

Improper

How much dirt does it take to contaminate drinking water? At what point would you consider the water improper for consumption? It wouldn’t take much would it?

God takes sin seriously. There is no room in the life of a child of God for sin. Sin is as repulsive to God as a diesel mechanic on a white couch. Sin contaminates. 

“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.” Eph 5:3 (NIV)

Some things are simply improper for a follower of Christ.

“The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Gal 5:19-21 (NIV)

God calls us to be holy.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” Gal 5:22-24 (NIV)

What adjustments do you need to make to remove the improper items from your life? How close are you to being pure?

Without purity, there is no power!

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, October 6th, 2007 at 1:00 am
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