Lord, Help Me to Walk in Purity …
Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20: “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
As you pray today, begin by acknowledging that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. Ask for the desire to glorify the Lord with a body which seeks purity and flees from sexual immorality.
Lord, I thank You for …
- Your mercies which are new every morning
- The indwelling of Your Holy Spirit
- The gift of worshipping You through dedicating my body to purity as I am a member of Christ’s body
Lord, I ask You for …
- The strength to glorify You by remaining pure in my actions
- The fortitude to flee from sexual immorality
And now Lord, I offer praise to You. I give this area of my life to You, knowing You make all things new. Forgive me of my sins and help me remember the price You paid to cleanse me. May all that I am glorify You.
God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God. – John Piper