"I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11
How do you become spiritually pure and remain so?
It takes a decision!
It takes a desire!
And, it takes discipline!
What is discipline?
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." II Corinthians 10:5
Discipline is bringing your thoughts into alignment with the Word of God.
Discipline requires you to put off some things- things like impure thinking and evil doing.
Anything that is condemned by the Word must be put off.
Discipline requires you to put on some things - things like obedience and humility.
Anything that is commended by the Word must be put on.
Discipline may require you to perform surgery.
Jesus was so serious about His followers living pure lives that He said to pluck out your eye if it is causing impurity or cut your hand off if you can't keep it from evil!
Discipline requires pure surrender.
The best way to control your mind and body is to surrender them God to be controlled by the Holy Spirit.
God is serious about purity!