The Bible speaks a lot about sin and living a pure life. It clearly says that those who sin cannot enter the heavenly kingdom.
You may be asking the question, how to escape sin and live a pure life in the eyes of God. The teaching below will help answer your questions and give you a clear understanding of the topic.
The Bible is full of stories of how Christians sin. Great people like Moses (Numbers 20:12), David (Psalm 32:3), Peter (Luke 22:31, 32, 54-62), and even Paul are shown to be imperfect sinners (1 Timothy 1:15; Philippians 3:12; Romans 7:15-21).
David committed big sins including adultery and murder (2 Samuel 11-12) yet, he was called as a man after God’s heart.
John wrote to Christians, “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).
God is holy and desires us to be holy
God says, “You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:45). “Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant stays not in the house for ever: but the Son stays ever” (John 8:34–35).
The word of God tells us that God is holy and righteous, and the kingdom of heaven is where God reigns, it is the holy land; God will never allow sinful people to enter into His kingdom.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
Man’s flesh is full of rebellion and unclean and this is why God despises man’s flesh to a certain extent. It is only when we cast off the filthy, corrupt things of Satan, that we can gain God’s salvation.
If we do not divest ourselves of filth and corruption, then we are still living under the domain of Satan. If our flesh is conniving, deceitful, and crooked then we need the salvation of God to extricate us from these things.
A free choice
The choices we make, the things we say, and what we believe determines whether God or Satan dominates in your life.
Satan cannot control our will, he cannot do anything in our lives without our cooperation and consent. And we need to recognize that we’re in a battle.
Many people don’t believe that they are in a battle for their spirit, and once you realize the battle is real, you can then learn to recognize what’s going on and take proper action and you can resist the devil.
James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
The only way to be freed from sin and have your sins cleansed is to pursue God and depend on His grace for obedience.
It’s crucial to pursue purity to grow closer to God because purity leads to holiness.
How to live a pure life?
Purity is not only in the area of sexual immorality, but involves much more than what you do in one area of your life; it has to do with what you choose in every part of your life.
Achieving true purity is possible when you rely on Jesus every day to empower you to live in purity.
Every day, pray for the Holy Spirit to renew your mind and you’ll be free of fears, worries, and cravings that are controlling and harming your soul.
Read and meditate on the verses in the Bible so you will be ready to replace unhealthy thoughts with healthy ones. Make it a habit to chose God’s will rather than your own will for your life.