Message –

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Matthew 5:8

One of the most detailed teachings of Jesus found in the Gospels is found in what many call, “The sermon on the mount.”

In it, Jesus gives dozens of principles to live a life as a disciple of Jesus Christ.   

I would like to consider this particular one dealing with the promise of the pure in heart.

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Matthew 5:8

Do you want to see God?

To be supremely blessed, to be blessed with joy, you will have a pure heart.   

A pure heart, to be clean, innocent, blameless, to not cause others to become unclean.

In the Old Testament in the categories of clean and unclean, the unclean, if you touched it, it made you unclean. However, in touching something categorized as clean, you could touch it and remain clean.  

To be pure in heart means people are no worse for having been near us, heard our words or experienced our attitudes.

When referenced in scripture, the heart is the seat of our thoughts, desires, and values.

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” Proverbs 23:7

With that in mind consider this text.

Unto the pure all things are pure:” Titus 1:15 

Read that real slowly and think about it. 

Unto the pure, all things are pure:

The pursuit of a pure heart is, no doubt, a challenge. 

Is it even possible to have the fruit of the spirit in your life if your heart is polluted with anger, bitterness, and a jaded bias? 

I suspect this scripture makes the conclusion pretty obvious. 

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

The same Grace of God that can save me, His Holy Spirit, can help me truly have a clean heart.

That is my prayer for myself, and hope you will pray for that for your own heart.

The simple fact, a pure heart does not happen without a serious pursuit and desire to have one.

I rejoice in the promise and hope that God has given us that when we seek His grace, forgiveness and regeneration.

“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled.” Titus 1:15