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Impurity of heart is my greatest weakness (sin). I struggle with this more than anything else, as a man. What does it mean to be pure in heart? “We seek to keep our hearts pure that we might see God in our lives today.”--Wiersbe Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean, Who never tread the ways of sin; With endless pleasures they shall see A God of spotless purity. (hymn) David Hocking wrote regarding Hebrews 11:25 -- “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.” Egypt could provide whatever sexual and enticing pleasures a man’s heart would desire. Moses learned early to say “NO.” Yes, there is “pleasure” in sin, but the consequences are quite damaging to our physical and emotional health – AND, can have serious results in our spiritual lives if we do not get right with God! God is NOT trying to make us miserable or keep us from the enjoyment of physical affection and sex (which He Himself designed and created!)! But, He has clearly revealed in the Bible that the greatest enjoyment will come when we have sex the way He designed – sex between a husband and a wife and NO ONE ELSE! Christ did not stop with the utterance of law protective of purity physically; He went behind all acts and laid down law for the thoughts and intents of the heart: "But I say unto you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Mt 5:28). --C. Caverno Lord, we Thy presence seek; May ours this blessing be; Give us a pure and lowly heart, A temple meet [fit] for Thee. -- John Keble
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