Seize the Moment – Day 542

Live Pure on Purpose!

Leviticus 18


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, September 10.


Leviticus 18 unapologetically dives deep into the intimate practices of people’s private lives. In fact, the Bible teaches us that these most personal places of our lives demonstrate our true loyalties. Listen to how God introduces this most sensitive conversation in verses 2-5:


I am the Lord your God. You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes. You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the Lord your God. So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the Lord.


The prelude of this teaching on sexual purity is a call to covenant faithfulness to God. The motivation of God’s heart is to protect His children and to establish a witness of His sovereign grace to those living in rebellion. God’s desire is for His people to escape the corruption of the world and live pure on purpose.


Listen to Paul teach living pure on purpose in 1 Corinthians 6:18-20:


Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.


Paul emphasized it again in 1 Thessalonians 4:3, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality.”


Seize the moment and live pure on purpose for this is God’s best for you and for His glory!

God bless your day!

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