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|you have put off the old man
with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is
renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
"Look to Abraham your
father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased
I am a new man in Christ
|From the Westminster Larger Catechism, (1647) Qq 138-139.||I am committed to chastity in body, mind, affections, words,
and behavior; and the preservation of it in myself and others;
I maintain constant watchfulness over my eyes and all my senses;
My commitment to temperance shields me from many sexual temptations;
I keep chaste company;
I demonstrate modesty in apparel, by refusing to wear clothes which send signals to others that I am willing to separate sex from committed, marital love;
My commitment to diligent labor in my calling creates self-discipline and shields me from the sexual temptations common to the idle and lazy;
I shun all occasions of uncleanness, and resist temptations thereunto.
I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?
As soon as I catch myself imagining an unlawful scenario, I immediately put that thought to death. I do not linger around lustful thoughts which would be sinful in reality.
I keep God's Law close to my heart and on my mind, through daily meditation on His statutes, including His commands against adultery, fornication, rape, incest, sodomy, and all unnatural lusts; all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections; all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto; wanton looks, impudent or light behavior, immodest apparel; prohibiting of lawful, and dispensing with unlawful marriages; allowing, tolerating, keeping of stews, and resorting to them; entangling vows of single life, undue delay of marriage; having more wives or husbands than one at the same time; unjust divorce, or desertion; idleness, gluttony, drunkenness, unchaste company; lascivious songs, books, pictures, dancings, stage plays; and all other provocations to, or acts of uncleanness, either in ourselves or others.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those
who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also
predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.