The flesh is incurably bad. It is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. It can never be any better. It is no use trying to improve the flesh. We may educate it all we please. We may train it by the most approved methods, we may set before it the brightest examples, we may pipe to it or mourn before it we may treat it with encouragement or severity. But its nature will always be incorrigibly the same.
The wild hawk which the little child captures in its infancy and tries to train in the habits of the dove will fasten its cruel beak upon the gentle fingers that caress it, showing the old wild spirit of fear and ferocity. So the flesh is a hawk by nature, and it can never be made a dove. For the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
The only remedy for human nature is to destroy it and receive instead the divine nature. God does not improve man. He crucifies the natural life with Christ and creates the new man in Christ Jesus.
The carnal mind is enmity against God-Romans 8:7
How can a young person stay pure?
By obeying your word.
Raising children in this polluted world is often difficult and extremely challenging.
One of the greatest challenges we face as parents and role models is keeping our children's eyes and ear gates pure.
T.V, music, pop-culture, movies, novels, and the Internet are full of pollution and are easy access for any child in this century.
So how do we keep our young people pure? The Word of God simply answers-- "By obeying" His Word!!
Is Bible reading a priority in your home? Are your children/grand-children reading His Word?
Purity starts and continues by submersing oneself in the Bible.
What changes need to be made in your home Bible reading?
Father God, we thank You today for Your direction for us in Your Word.
May we raise our young people to know the importance of obeying Your Word.
Help us to be good role models and show our children by our own actions and words--the value of purity and obeying Your Word.