Monday, June 18, 2007


Wouldn't it be great if we could all be Ivory girls--99% pure? there used to be a commercial for Ivory soap that said it was so pure that it could float.

The definition for pure is: free from dirt or taint; free from harshness or roughness; free from what weakens or pollutes; free from moral fault or guilt
What a great definition! Notice the word "free"--not chained, but FREE! I counsel at a pregnancy resource center, and every client that I talk to is bound by sinful choices and difficult situations, but doing things in God's way makes us FREE.

Let's take inventory of our thoughts, our words, our attitudes, our homes--are they free from taint? free from harshness? free from what weakens or pollutes? Would I be uncomfortable if Jesus walked in while I was watching_________, talking about_________? Guess what? He IS here!

"Christ is the Head of this home
The unseen Guest at our table, and
The Silent Listener to every conversation."

As women, we are to be "house despots" (I Timothy 5:14). That includes watching what comes through the door, even in newspapers ads. Look over them and get rid of things that would be a stumbling block to your teen boys! What used to be pornography is now printed in the newspaper.

Our dress should point toward our faces--our character is seen there. I learned this diddy a few years ago and it makes a good check for our adornment: If it is too low, too light, too short, too tight, then change into another outfit!

Our speech must be pure--free from taint. Pure speech is not:
1. slander--lying about another's character
2. gossip--unnecessary bearing of information
3. flattery--insincere complements for personal gain
4. exaggeration
5. carelessness--"chronically inaccurate"
6. insinuation--and at times even
7. silence! Silence could be construed as consent

Proverbs 21:23--He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.

The main idea of the word "pure" in our Titus text is sexual propriety, avoiding immorality in thought, word, or action.

God is not embarrassed about our sexual natures--it was His idea!! However, He has put definite restrictions on it. These boundaries are for our good and our pleasure. "Don't be in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong person" is advice that will save a lot of heartache.

Proverbs 4:23--"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life."