What is sexual purity?

Hello lady,

Happy New month. Welcome to the month of June. 

In my post today, I will be sharing about the topic....

Sexual purity!

What is sexual purity?

Yaay, I am very sure that this is a topic that we all have heard about in one way or the other.
I think the first time I heard about sexual purity was in high school and it was not until later that I really understood the concept of what it meant to be sexually pure.

Sexual purity is about abstaining from any form of sexual activities and sexual intercourse before and outside marriage. Sex is a beautiful thing, in fact, God is the creator. However, He created sex to be enjoyed by a man and a woman, within the context of marriage. Any form of sexual relations outside the context of marriage is therefore against the original plan of God.

Let's look at a scripture

It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 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. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 4:3‭-‬8 NIV

Did you see that?

1. It is God's will that we should be sanctified, therefore sexual purity is the will and desire of God.
2. Sexual impurity is a characteristic of pagans. It's not supposed to be among those who know the Lord.

Let's see another scripture!

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.
Ephesians 5:3 NIV

Did you see that as well?

As God's holy people, there must not be any hint of sexual immorality or any form of impurity among you. One of our expected character as God's holy people is sexual purity.

Sexual purity, therefore  is that learning that you do, to control your bodies in a way that is holy and honorable. It starts with a conscious desire and deliberate effort to do the will of God, because you know the Lord. It starts with a deliberate and intentional commitment. Sexual purity cannot just jump on you, you have got to be deliberate about it.

Many think that sexual purity is about the physical presence of an hymen but it is much more than that. It is about the state of your heart, that transcends into honouring your body. Any act that brings dishonour to any part of your body therefore, is an act of sexual impurity.
Sexual purity therefore starts with being pure in your thoughts before it transcends to being pure in your bodies. If you are not pure in your thoughts, there's no way you will be pure in your body. 

Sexual purity does not end after being married. It is possible to be sexually impure even in marriage, and that is why marriage is not a cure to sexual impurity. Sexual purity requires a great deal of control and discipline whether as single or as married. Sexual purity is therefore a continuous part of our lives as believers. We continue to make efforts to be sexually pure at every point in time, by guarding our hearts with all diligence.

In my next post, I will discuss more on steps to be sexually pure.

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