Do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure. … How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. … Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. … Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. … All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
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