The warning above, from the Apostle Paul assigns responsibility for thiskalidescope of truth and error squarely where it belongs. On man, notYaweh. The standard says that our pursuit in this life, is thorough purity. If aperson is truly converted, he/she begins to realize the joy and freedom theCROSS have provided in cleansing and making pure, a heart that has beeninfinitely wicked. Glory to Yahweh. The CROSS destroys who we are, so thatWHO HE IS can take up residence in us, and establish His stronghold of chastity and purity within.Those would “excuse”, “reason”, and “compromise” this Sacred Word of Yahweh, pollute, dilute, and toxify said PURITY. This to me, is veryfrightening. Small wonder the Apostle tells us we need to pursue purity inour lifestyle and habits. In other words, STAY AWAY FROM DIRT, in all it’sforms and vices. Run from it!!!! I love the way the Amplified Bible statesRomans 12:9. Let me share it with you, if I may….
9 [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what isevil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good.
Loathe all ungodliness, TURN IN HORROR from ALL wickedness. One cannotplay in dirt and not get dirty. It’s impossible! I remember when my momwould dress us for church. She’d try to keep us inside and away fromanything dirty. Why? Because she did not want us to get our church clothesdirty. She worked hard to wash and iron them for us. And she wanted us toshow up at church without spot or wrinkle. Saints, this is Yahweh’s heart forus. He wants us to come to Him when He calls, without spot or wrinkle. Inorder for this to happen, we must make it our life’s pursuit to keep cleanwhat He
, from all unrighteousness! In order to do that, weMUST flee in HORROR from all ungodliness, all spiritual dirt!! We mustdistance ourselves from it!Romans 12:9 always brings to mind those folks on TV News during the 9/11catastrophe. You remember those folks fleeing that enormous dust cloudwhen the buildings came crashing down? I can still see these particular 3 or4 people running in my mind, with all their might, neck ties over theirshoulders, fleeing in horror. Oh that Yahweh would give us a renewedsensitivity to all forms and fashions of “spiritual dirt”, and a desire to fleefrom it in horror!!!!! DON’T GO TO DIRTY PLACES!