Welcome back to Marriage Monday! I'm so glad you've joined me as we focus on strengthening and promoting godly marriages, both in our nation and in our own backyards!
"that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed." - Titus 2:4-5 (NKJV)
- unmixed with any other matter <pure gold>
- free from dust, dirt, or taint <pure springwater>
- free from what vitiates, weakens, or pollutes
- containing nothing that does not properly belong
- free from moral fault or guilt
- marked by chastity
A pure woman keeps her life free from anything that would pollute or weaken her body, her spirit or her testimony. Click here to tweet this.
Titus 1:15-16 says, "Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good." (NLT)
Wow! Aren't those powerful verses?? Because we can only be pure if our hearts are pure, we are instructed in Proverbs to diligently guard our hearts.
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:23)
Just as the quality of life of the physical body is determined by the health of the heart, so also the quality of spiritual life is determined by the health of the "heart."
The daily battle for purity occurs in the mind.
That's why we are instructed to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ and to train our minds to dwell on what is right and pure.
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things honest, whatsoever things just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things lovely, whatsoever things of good report; if any virtue, and if any praise, think on these things." - Philippians 4:8
So, a pure wife keeps not only her body, but also her heart and mind, pure and undefiled. She is modest, chaste, and self-controlled. She doesn't flirt or flaunt her body -- she reserves her mind, body, and emotions for her husband alone and treats other men as "brothers." She is also careful what she puts into her heart and mind, realizing that she must keep her heart pure and think pure thoughts for her actions to be pure and virtuous.
I'm often shocked by the books that Christian women read and the movies and TV shows they watch. To be pure, we have to carefully guard what we allow to enter our minds and hearts through our eyes and ears.
The Abiding Wife
The Respectful Wife
The Accepting Wife
The Admiring Wife
The Supportive Wife
The Humble Wife
The Grateful Wife
The Joyful Wife
The Content Wife
The Trustworthy Wife
The Kind Wife
The Sympathetic Wife
Your Turn to Share:
Are you a pure wife? Have you allowed yourself to be stained by the world? What changes do you need to make to be pure, holy, and undefiled for your husband? Please leave a comment here on my blog or over on my Facebook page, so we might all be encouraged! You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to share a private testimony.
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