Saturday, March 30, 2013
A Life of Purity: The Purity Ring
You ask, "Why get a purity ring, what does it mean?" Well, I'll tell you.
Philippians 4:8- "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are PURE, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any VIRTUE, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
I want us to look at these two words; pure, or purity, and virtue. The definition of pure is: free from what contaminates, weakens or pollutes; free from moral faults; innocent; chaste. Purity is the quality or state of being pure. Virtue means conformity to a standard; morality.
Before we go on, I want to give you the definition of chaste. Chaste means innocent of unlawful sexual intercourse. Chaste is our word for this post. The purity ring is focused on this six letter word; Chaste.
The purity ring says that we are going to save our first kiss for our husband. Just like a wedding ring is a symbol that you are married and a covenant to your husband that you are going to stay true to him, the purity ring is a symbol that you are going to keep yourself pure for the day, hour and minute of your marriage and for your future husband. It is a covenant to God and also to your parents.
This leads us back to the word chaste. Being innocent of unlawful sexual intercourse means that you have not held a guys hand, hugged a guy or kissed before the day of your marriage or doing this with someone who is not your husband.
You ask, "Why do I need to keep myself pure?" Okay, first, we know that the purity ring says that we are saving our first kiss for our husband on our wedding day. If you go around kissing every guy you like or think is a little cute or kiss a guy just for the fun of experiencing it, how does your husband know that you are going to stay true to him? Second, God's Word commands us to be pure. I Timothy 4:12 says, "Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou the example of the believers...in spirit...in purity."
Not only does being pure deal with the outside but it also deals with your thoughts. Let's go back to our verse it says, ''Finally, Brethren, ... whatsoever things are pure... if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things. So, we see here that being pure also means thinking on things that are just and right and holy.
This is what my ring means to me. The purple means that I am a child of the King. The heart means that I am going to save my heart for my husband, the diamonds stand for purity. And the band of course is a symbol of the covenant with God and my parents.
If you want to make this commitment you need to realize that you are promising to God. Woe to the person who breaks his promises with God, the One who never breaks his promises to us. If you decide to make this commitment I am so excited for you! Making this commitment to God and your parents is one of the greatest decisions you will ever make.-
Posted by Kami Gimenez at 12:40 PM