May Your Purity Sparkle Like Diamonds

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By: Amy J. Puccillo


Diamonds…You know they sparkle. You know they are supposed to be every girl's best friend. But what makes diamonds so valuable? And just how is that related to purity?

Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to mankind. Besides that fact, their brilliance has made diamonds the classic symbol of timeless, enduring love. In the same light, saving yourself for your husband is also a symbol of enduring love; a choice that seems to be rare these days. When you remain pure until your wedding day – saving the secrets of your deep beauty for one man – your marriage is bonded in such a solid way that it creates a lasting intimate relationship.

Made from crystallized carbon and being known as ‘invincible’ in ancient Greek, a diamond is a precious gem that is to be cared for with special dealings. To ensure proper care, it is to be kept clean and stored safely when not in use. This is a great reminder to us about guarding our purity with diligence. If we take special precautions to care for a diamond ring, then how much more should we take care of protecting our purity?

When referring to our purity – I have found the diamond to be a great example. To be noticed much like a sparkly diamond – our purity must sparkle like diamonds! How do we do that? Let’s take a look at the 4 C’s of standard diamond value to see if they can help us learn how to value our purity as much, if not more!

Carat

A carat is a measurement system used to determine the weight of a diamond. Much the same way, the Bible is our measurement guide used to help us make right choices. Our purity can’t be weighed the same as a diamond but it can be evaluated based on our obedience to Scripture. Psalm 119:9 says that a young person can stay pure by living according to God’s Word. The Bible tells us that if we love God, we will obey what He commands.

Cut

A diamond's cut is a complicated evaluation. To examine how a diamond is cut, many factors such as depth, angles and thickness are taken into consideration. When it comes to purity, what factors play a role? What actions have you taken into consideration? What is your depth into the Word of God? What kind of angle do you take on protecting you purity? Matthew 5:8 says, “God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God” (NLT).

Color

Mostly clear, diamonds that are colorless are worth much more and highly sought after than those with color. Similarly, the “color” of our purity should be “clear.” Because a colorless diamond, like a clear window, allows more light to pass through it than a colored diamond, colorless diamonds emit more sparkle and fire. How about you? In order to shine for Jesus, we are to live clean and pure lives before God, the kind of lives that when compared to diamonds could be precious and rare.

Clarity

Clarity is the measure of imperfections or blemishes in a diamond. Clarity is a term used to describe the absence or presence of flaws inside or on the surface of a diamond. A perfect stone with perfect clarity, or clearness, is rare. Let’s face it - while we will never be “perfect,” our purity can remain in tact with perfect clarity by living according to God’s Word.

May your purity sparkle like diamonds and may you always shine for Jesus!


© 2009 by Amy Pucillo. All rights reserved.

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