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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why Do I Need A Pure Heart?, Reasons 4 & 5

Reasons 4 and 5 go hand and hand, so I (Catherine) am going to post them together.

4. Because A Pure Heart Helps Your Family

This reason is the same as number 2.
Your actions effect those around you. In this case it is your family. It could hurt them too.
You need to be careful about your influence on your younger siblings; you have more influence over them than you know. And don't use the excuse that since your older siblings are (obviously) older that you don't have to set an example.
1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV) states clearly:
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in faith, and in purity."
Notice that it says don't let anyone look down on you. It doesn't say "Don't let everyone except your older siblings look down on you because you are young." And look at that! It even says to set an example in purity too! This passage is pretty clear on this point!

5. Because A Pure Heart Can Effect Your Friends (in a good way)

Have you ever heard it said that the friends you hang out with effect you? Well, you effect your friends too! If you have a pure heart, they will see it and who wants a dirty, impure heart when they can have a pure, clean one? Especially since they see that their friend has it. They start to become curious as to what it is and then they start to want it too.

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