Sexual impurity is not a “sickness” or “imbalance” for most men. Our eyes love the sexual, and our bad habits arise from our maleness. We have the bad habit of seeking cheap thrills from any dark corner we stumble into. We’ve habitually chosen the wrong way, and now we must habitually choose the right way.
Impurity not only lives like a habit, it also works like a habit. The same is also true for purity; it works like a habit.
Once we set a habit in concrete, we can forget about it. The habit will take care of business with little conscious thought, enabling us to focus our attention on other things. For example, we all have a habitual way of getting up in the morning. Many of us slowly climb out of bed, brush our teeth, take a shower, get dressed, and eat Wheaties with the kids at 7:10 a.m. We don’t even have to think about it. We could do our morning routine in our sleep, and we usually do! While sexual impurity works like a bad habit, sexual purity works like a good habit.