God’s ways are not our ways. He is a God of love, mercy, and grace–but also a God who holds us accountable for our actions. That’s why he wants to see the best in each of us and bring out the best in each of us. We must be willing to let Him do that work in us because we can’t do it ourselves (Hebrews 12:4-11). In order for Him to do this work in you, there are some things that need to happen first. First of all, you need to recognize what sin is (1 John 3:4). Second, you need to accept responsibility for your own actions (Romans 3:23), which means that no one else did it but yourself (Galatians 1:10-12). Thirdly, you will have remorse over having done wrong and want absolution from God through Christ’s forgiveness (2 Corinthians 5:19). Last but not least, there must be a commitment on your part each day towards doing what is right no matter what temptations come against your resolve not to sin again (Hebrews 10:35; James 4:7).
How Does God Purify Us
1. Suffering Purifies
Suffering is part of the human experience. We suffer due to sin or because God allows it for our own good. Sin causes suffering, but God also uses suffering to teach us and draw us closer to him.
After Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden, they were expelled from paradise, which led to their physical death and separation from God (Genesis 3:1-24). This act caused them great suffering as well as many other consequences that have affected all of humanity throughout history up until today. The fall into sin has had lasting effects on our world-leading many people who don’t know Christ into darkness rather than light (John 12:46).
The Bible reveals how God has a plan for our lives even though we may not understand why certain things happen at certain times in our lives (Romans 8:28). When He allows suffering in our lives He does so with purposeful intentionality—to bring about a greater good than what could be achieved without it.
2. Jesus Purifies
Jesus is the one who purifies us. He is the one who makes us holy. He is the one who cleanses us and makes us perfect, like Him, and like His Father in heaven. Jesus does so by meeting our spiritual needs through His life-giving words and actions on earth, but also through His death on the cross–a sacrifice that fully pays for all our sins committed against God throughout history.
In summary: Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice for your sins so that you can be forgiven of them and live with God forever in Heaven with no more sin!
3. Deep Joy Purifies
The joy of the Lord is our strength, and this deep joy purifies us. We are made pure by a gift from God: the pure joy that comes from knowing Christ as our Savior.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22). These are not only beautiful qualities God gives to us; they also purify our hearts!
4. Grace Purifies
Grace can be defined as the unmerited favor of God. In other words, grace is how God loves us and forgives our sins despite all we’ve done to deserve His wrath. Grace is also what makes salvation possible in Christ; without it, we would not be saved (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Grace is essential for Christians who want to grow closer to God because it helps us see that He has already provided all that we need for salvation and sanctification through Jesus Christ. It allows us to understand that everything we have comes from Him—even including our forgiveness from sin through the sacrifice of Christ’s death on the cross (See Romans 5:15).
5. Others Purify Us
As you read this, you may be struggling with your desire to purify yourself. This is a common problem, and one that we can overcome together through the body of Christ—the church.
The church is God’s plan for helping us all to be reconciled with him. When we belong to the church, we become part of his body. We are made clean by Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross (he washes away our sins), and then we are given power from Jesus’ Holy Spirit so that he can live his life inside us and help us grow into people who look like him (Romans 8:26). As members of his body, each aspect of our lives—our thoughts, actions, relationships—all work together toward being more like Jesus every day (Ephesians 4:15).
6. God uses suffering, Jesus, deep joy, grace, and the church to purify you.
God uses suffering, Jesus, deep joy, and the church to purify you.
The Bible teaches that suffering can purify your heart and make you more like Christ. God allows us to suffer because He loves us and wants to bless us with His presence, but it’s not always easy or painless. When we have cancer or an autoimmune disease or some other serious illness, it doesn’t mean God is punishing us; it means He wants to heal our hearts so they can be closer with Him.
When something bad happens in your life—like losing someone close to you or being diagnosed with something serious—don’t let your suffering turn into bitterness or anger toward God (Romans 12:15). Instead of focusing on how unfair things seem at this moment in time, look for how God might use this experience for good in your life (Romans 8:28). Get connected with other believers who can encourage you through their own experiences of overcoming hardships (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Remember that even if people don’t understand why something has happened to them right now doesn’t mean they won’t later down the road when they’ve grown spiritually stronger as well as have developed deeper relationships where everyone cares about each other deeply enough where they won’t judge others based solely on outward appearances alone but rather more importantly based upon whether these individuals keep loving others unconditionally regardless what external circumstances do occur throughout one’s lifetime journey which may include things like losing loved ones unexpectedly due to etcetera…
The Bible says that God desires to present us to Himself as perfect, holy, and blameless people. He longs for us to think and live in ways that please him. Unfortunately, we often fall short of this standard due to our sinfulness. That’s why it’s so important for Christians (and non-Christians) alike to know what God has done for us through Jesus Christ! As we learn more about what God does for us during salvation—from the moment we accept Jesus into our lives until he returns one day—we will better understand how he cleanses us from all unrighteousness so that he can make us completely pure again.