Hello and welcome to week 5, Virtue. I thought what Nancy and Mary had to say on day one was very important. “God wants His people to understand what holiness is all about. And He wants them to understand that sin – of every kind, in any form, to any degree – is an infinite affront to His holy character and that there can be no fellowship between a holy God and sinful people. But He also wants them to know that He is a merciful God who has made provision for unholy people to be purified and reconciled to Himself. When Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins, He provided a “once for all” means of purification. Ceremonial washing is no longer needed. We don’t have to clean ourselves up in order to approach God. Jesus has justified us before a holy God – i.e., He has granted us positional purity. This is vital. Before we move on the discuss how we can grow in personal, practical purity (sanctification), we want to make sure you understand that purity is not a prerequisite to gaining God’s favor. You don’t have to work at becoming “good enough.” The sacrifice of Jesus covers all your sin and makes you 1400% spotless and pure in God’s eyes.”
In day 2 Nancy and Mary talk about how purity starts in the heart. I think we’ve even heard that once before in some of our previous weeks…I’m sensing a theme. “A relationship with the Lord isn’t about following a list of dos and don’ts. It’s not about merely appearing to be good. It’s about opening up the depths of your heart to Him and cooperatively embarking on a lifelong cleanup project – becoming in practice what He has made you positionally.”
Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 5: Virtue.
Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!
In His Love,
One Heart Women’s Ministry