“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1 (KJV)
God has given many precious promises to His people. It is because of God’s promises; His wonderful gifts that we cleanse ourselves.
There are those elements within Christianity that tell us that “We need not worry about living a good clean life. Just eat, drink, be merry. God is gracious.” There is an element of truth to that, however, we are told by God in Scripture to “Cleanse ourselves from all filthiness”. We need to separate ourselves from those who would live lives of debauchery, iniquity, and filth. The Christian needs to live in the truth of the word of God, dwell around people of like faith, attend a faithful, Bible believing, Bible preaching, Christ honoring Church faithfully.
John the apostle has written,
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3 (KJV)
To be in peace and fellowship with God we must maintain holy lives.