2 Corinthians 7:1
"Since we have these promises (6:17,18), dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit; perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." NIV
"Having therefore these promises (6:17,18), dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." KJV
God promises us that if we separate ourselves from the world he will receive us as His own, He will be our Heavenly Father, and we will be his children. With promises such as these, we should be doing all we can to get rid of the worldliness in our minds and hearts. We should be striving for Godliness and holiness. We do this not because we have to, but because He is worthy of our reverence and our gratitude which naturally directs us to do these things from love flowing from our hearts.
Heavenly Father, what great and precious promises you have given to us that we can fully trust and never be disappointed. Help us to internalize these promises into our hearts so that we will automatically want to rid ourselves of all the worldliness within us and we will desire to live holy in your sight. We can only do this by your grace and mercy and we ask it in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.