Day Five: That Her Husband Would Be Pure
I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. –Psalm 101:3
One of the greatest things that our wives need from us is our personal purity. If we are to faithfully love, serve, and sacrifice for our wives we must do so as men of integrity. One of the greatest robbers of personal integrity and holiness is lust and pornography. Brothers, we must pray that God would sustain us and be our delight. Let us pray that he would protect us from temptation and give us the wisdom and strength to flee ungodly passions. Our wives need our holiness.
Father, forgive me for all of the times that I have not lived in absolute integrity. I thank you that Jesus Christ redeems and makes new everything that we’ve shipwrecked. May we live in His redemption and not foolish rebellion. Lord, create in us a holy passion for purity. Keep us from flirting with sin and not fleeing from it. Cause us to be men of integrity and purity. Might we be known as men that love our wives and love our Lord in such a way that “worthless” and “unclean” things have lost their luster. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from this great evil. In the absolutely pure name of Jesus, I pray, amen.
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