Each Summer, I and others go on a long-distance bicycle trip. We have pedaled to Fairbanks, Alaska. We also have ridden our bikes across the entire United States, going across the very Northern States ending up in Portland, Maine, and we also rode our bikes across the Southern States from San Diego to St Augustine, Florida. We average about 70 miles each day, and camp each night in a campground. When we come riding into camp the foremost thought in our mind is a shower. We sweat pretty much all day, and the dryed sweat causes a growing layer of salt to build up on our skin. A shower makes me feel so clean and refreshed again. It feels good to be clean.
When I was about 17 years old I was on the barn roof repairing some leaks. It was a metal roof and when I attempted to reach to far I slipped and slid down the roof right into the manure pit. I sunk in right up to my armpits, and I was stuck. After awhile Dad heard me yelling and came and pulled me out. I was what you would call stinky, filthy dirty. Dad hosed me off and I took my clothes off outside and took a shower. It felt good to get all that poop off of me. It feels good to be clean.
The world is a cesspool, a manure pit of immorality, and God’s will for our life is that we would maintain a cleanness from immoral behavior and thought. In the New Testsment I don’t think there is a sin that God makes a bigger deal out of then immorality. The consequences in life for living like the world does are huge, also the person who diligently pursues moral purity will be blessed by God in many different ways.
When a person genuinely trusts Christ as their personal Savior and is born again into God’s family, He puts in us a strong desire to be holy as He is holy. If a person chooses to live an immoral life their is reason to seriously doubt that they are really a child of God headed to heaven.
For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.