1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Remembering that as a Christian we are washed, we are sanctified, we are Justified is important. Why then would we even think of soiling ourselves with things like covetousness, idolatry, drunkenness. And if your not a Christian you can be Washed, Sanctified, and Justified.
If we find ourselves flirting with filth, like the Corinthians, we will become soiled.
How do we get away from this? By believing in what God has done for you and than by acting on it.
We can know God will cleanse us but until we truly believe we will never act. Believing always produces action.
If your hand touches a hot stove you will soon believe that it is hot and then in action you will pull your hand away.
~If I believe I will act.~
1) Wash the temple
Psalms 51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Psalms 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
2) Sanctify the temple
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
a) No idols
Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
b) Be different. set apart
Lets not get pressed into a form
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3) Justified in the temple
A sinful life can be justified.
Justified means to be declared righteous.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
which one are you on?