The Lord Jehovah has given us so many promises for our own good and welfare. These promises, though, come with a condition that we have to fulfill ourselves. His promises are pure that they require the recipient (that's us) to be pure as well. A clean water does not stay clean in a contaminated, dirty container.
In order for God's promises to be fulfilled in us, we have to purify our body and spirit first. Jesus came to heal us from impurities in both body and spirit. It is our responsibility to keep it that way by constantly keeping in touch with our Creator asking Him for strength and wisdom and living a consecrated life for His glory and purpose.
There are so much in the world that can easily corrupt our body and spirit. Some of them are subtle things that we may not realize they have already set up shop in our lives. Our eating habits, work ethics, beliefs in things, material possessions, the company we keep, etc. These things may seem innocent yet they can corrupt our life slowly without our knowing it before we realize we are in too deep.
Let us therefore be conscientious, aware, and alert in what we feed our body and spirit. Our body is the temple of God and He dwells in us. But if our body keeps impurities, God Himself and His promises will not settle in a dark and corrupted abode.
Finally, whatsoever you do, eat, or drink do them to glorify God. If these things don't glorify the Lord, keep away from these things.
Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life--a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 7:1
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