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?

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