God never leaves us the same. He never leaves us broken. He never leaves us enslaved. He never leaves us addicted. And while he doesn’t always deliver overnight, the promise of salvation is not only a new life in heaven but a new life here. A life that is characterized by radical love and other-centeredness.
Change is hard. When Jesus calls us, he bids us to die. That’s no fun! There is a high cost for excellence. It costs people their power, control, familiarity and predictability.
Godly purity does not start on the sexual level; it starts on whether or not you choose Jesus; it starts on returning too much change to the cashier or telling the teacher that the grade she gave you was too high compared to what you really made. It starts in the little things which builds up to big things like sexuality.