There’s a lot of talk today about discipleship or helping people grow to look like Jesus. Last week I was reading in Proverbs and came across this verse

There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filth. Proverbs 30:12 (HCSB)

My mind began to race – Are we people of a garbage faith? It seems that more and more the argument is centered around MY perspective and MY beliefs instead of a simple analysis of God’s Word and what He says about our life. Just reading the New Testament clears up so many things about what a true Christ-follower should look like.

But it feels like we are becoming a generation that is “pure in its own eyes.” It feels like we are deciding that parts of Scripture are no longer applicable. It feels like we are pulling a “Thomas Jefferson” and cutting the Bible in pieces to fit our life and perspective. We are all guilty in some area.

So, instead of talking about what we believe it means to be pure, would you join me in a pursuit of what the New Testament says about purity and Christlikeness?



  1. Ken on Sunday 25, 2010

    I wonder how many “Christians” have sacrificed their eternal destiny in heaven in return for earthly comforts. Have we tried to fit just enough God in our lives to feel secure about our future? Or should we be focused on fitting as much of God in our lives as possible whether or not it makes us uncomfortable on Earth?


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