22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.
Have you ever done something and though I haven't done something that dumb in a while? I know I have. All Christians still have the same unholy flesh as they did before they were saved and it is a battle to keep from satisfying those youthful desires that bring dishonor to our Lord. They key in this passage is the "if anyone cleanses" part. Yoou need to keep confessed up, if you want to be used for good work. We also need time in prayer and Bible study to see the crud in our lives more clearly. Awareness of our sinning is the beginning of cleansing and Holiness!
In Christ's Love,
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