Before you answer, let’s look at a definition…
PURE (adjective): Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; free from moral defilement; without spot; incorrupt; genuine; real; true; unadulterated; free from guilt; innocent; unconnected with anything else*
What do you know to be real, true and clear? I have contemplated what is pure in my own life.
Not my thoughts or my decisions. Unfortunately, I sometimes allow them to be mixed with external influences from the world…news, data, opinions, etc.
Not my past. It has spots and blemishes.
Not my body or soul. Both have been polluted with all sorts of stuff…preservatives, bitterness, foreign contaminants, pride, artificial sweeteners – you name it.
Not my relationships. I am not certain all of them are genuine.
Not my mouth. Left unchecked, it has defiled others and uttered words connected to doubt, fear and foolishness.
Okay..then what is pure in my life?
Only one thing – God.
Thankfully, He cleanses me, dwells within my spirit and empowers me.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them
that put their trust in him. – Proverbs 30:5
His love is pure. His Word is truth. His power is real!
God is the one pure thing in my life and in yours! If you want to learn more, go to Week 27: God’s Word in the Power Over All book.
*Reference: “pure.” Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language. 2013. http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/pure (12 September 2013).