Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8

Are you pure in heart? Many people are religious but that doesn’t mean they will ever see God. We must remember that God reads the hearts and minds of us all (Jeremiah 17:10) Just because you’re putting on a good show for everyone, you’re not fooling God. If your heart is corrupted with evil , you have not truly been transformed. You can’t walk with God and hold hands with Satan.

Even Christians, Jesus taught us that many would profess his name, but he will say depart from me you evil doers, I never knew you! (Matthew 7:23) What is going on here? The problem is just because you call yourself a “Christian” and use the name of Jesus, if your heart is still corrupted, your works are still evil. We see this a lot in today’s Christianity, multi-million dollar Churches and Ministries, proclaiming the name of Jesus, yet becoming corporations. Is there hearts really pure or clean?

So how do we become pure in heart? The Greek word for “heart is “kardia” meaning “center of our being” . Obviously, Jesus isn’t talking about our physical heart but our spiritual heart. The Center core of your being. Is the core of you rotten or is it filled with Holiness? Now remember we will continual to struggle with the flesh, as it’s in our nature to sin. But when you strive to be holy, fill yourself with the Holy Spirit, then the fruits of Gods Spirit will produce.

Is it popular in this world to want to be pure or holy? Of course not, as the world wants to live in sin and enjoy the temporary pleasures of this world. But remember the eternal promise Jesus made to us, the pure in heart will see God!

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15 thoughts on “Pure in Heart

  1. joseph elon lillie

    After having served God all these years I have learned that my purity can not be self-produced. All my striving just comes up short. Only by relying on God’s grace and allowing Him in through faith by the disciplines of prayer, study, fasting. worship etc. am I changed. He changes me I have never been able to purify or change myself.

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      1. joseph elon lillie

        I agree with you. The way to freedom from sin though is not our striving but in bringing ourselves before God so that He can change us. I can decide to change but I cannot change myself. Only God can change us.

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