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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8326 purity, moral and spiritual
8326 purity, moral and spiritual

8326 purity, moral and spiritual

Moral and spiritual purity is demanded by God of his people. God calls his people to be holy, just as he is holy.

Divine purity

The purity of God Hab 1:13 See also Job 4:17; Ps 18:26; 1Jn 1:5

The purity of Jesus Christ 1Jn 3:3 See also Mt 17:2; Heb 7:26

Fellowship with God demands purity

Ps 24:3-4; Mt 5:8 See also Ps 51:6; Ps 73:1

God’s people are to live pure lives

Col 3:5 See also Lev 18:30; Job 31:1; Ps 51:10; 1Co 5:7-8 Yeast is a symbol of sin; 1Co 6:15-20; 1Th 4:3; Tit 1:15; Tit 2:5; Heb 13:4; Jas 1:27; Jas 4:8

Purity is unobtainable by human effort

Because of the sinful human nature Job 14:4 See also Job 15:14; Job 25:4; Ecc 7:20

Because of the tendency to idolatry Hos 8:5

Because of self-deception Pr 30:12 See also Pr 20:9

Because of an unwillingness to be cleansed Eze 24:13

Symbols of purification from sin

Ps 51:7 See also Isa 6:6 fire; Mk 1:4 water baptism; 2Co 11:2 virginity; 2Pe 3:14 spotlessness

God promises to purify his people

Eze 36:25 See also Zep 3:9; Zec 13:1

Purification through Jesus Christ

Through pardon offered in his death Heb 9:14 See also Heb 12:24; 1Jn 1:7

Through his word Jn 15:3 See also Jn 13:10

Through his presence in resisting temptation Jas 4:7-8 See also 1Pe 5:9

Through hope built on his promises Tit 2:12-13 See also 1Jn 3:3

Purification through judgment

In the OT Lev 18:28 See also Dt 13:5; Dt 17:7,12; Jdg 20:13; Mal 3:2-4

In the NT 1Co 5:13

Symbols of purity

Whiteness Da 7:9 See also Ps 51:7; Isa 1:18; Mt 17:2 pp Mk 9:3; Mt 28:3; Mk 16:5; Jn 20:12; Rev 1:14

Light 1Jn 1:7 See also Job 25:5; Eze 1:27; 2Co 6:14; Eph 5:8-9

Washing Ps 26:6 See also Ps 51:2

Fire Da 7:9-10 See also Isa 33:14; Eze 8:2; Rev 1:14-15

See also

2054Christ, mind of
2063Christ, perfection
8145renewal, people of God

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