To some, denying ungodliness and worldly lust and living soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age is of nominal concern. For them, it is simply a hobby, not a holy obsession. Clearly, David was not of this mindset, for he writes: “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies” (Psalm 141:3-4).
David desired genuine purity; therefore,
- he sought spiritual victory in humanity’s toughest battleground—the tongue.
- he desired purity in humanity’s ultimate war zone—the heart.
- he sought uncompromised fellowship with God by having no association with those who work iniquity.
Pure mouth. Pure heart. Pure fellowship.
How powerful is your passion for purity?