Today I read 2 Corinthians 6 in the New Living Translation. This chapter is all about living in a way that doesn’t discredit our sweet Lord Jesus. It is kind of a wakeup call to righteousness.
The words that popped out at me were we prove ourselves by our purity and it is from this verse:
We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. 2 Corinthians 6:6 NLT
Am I proving myself by my purity? We are called to live a life in freedom from anything that debases, contaminates or pollutes our bodies and our souls.
So, what am I doing when no one is watching? Sometimes it is wonderful, honouring things. Sometimes it is mundane things that need to be done. And sometimes it is wrong things.
What is filling my head? What am I giving my attention to?
I find I can also be the one who contaminates a relationship when I choose to let irritability creep in and I say the wrong thing, I can steer the conversation in to the ditch.
It is so easy to slip off the highway to holiness.
This chapter in Corinthians served as a reminder for me today that Jesus is coming for a pure bride.
He is longing for me to be with Him in the secret place and that is where I need to be. He has set us apart, so in turn we might set ourselves apart to spend time with Him.
We can actually feel when you grieve Holy Spirit. The more time we spend in intimacy with Him the more sensitive we are to Him. And as that happens we find our hearts want to do a course correction.
So glad we have a Papa that forgives quickly…
I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah. Ps 32:5 NASB