Verse of the day.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Children are precious. I like the analogy of a child and their heart in describing purity. Children are plain and adorable when they are still tiny tots (once they are grown, oh boy! They are a wonder). Children have no issue crying and if spanked by their parents, they’ll still return to the same parent in tears for succour. They lack gall in their heart; gall found in adults no thanks to the chaotic world we dwell in. Little children have purity in their hearts.
To be pure in heart is to radiate love, joy, and gladness. To carry purity in one’s heart is to keep the heart guarded against profanity and other things that can soil its goodness (Proverbs 4:23).
The heart is such an important component of the human soul, hence it is heavily targeted by the devil to perpetrate evil. The heart is the stemming zone for thoughts: good or evil, (Luke 6:45) hence making it vulnerable.
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If we are pure in heart, we will see God. Our God is of a pure perfect heart and we are enjoined to be as pure in heart. Purity of heart is not as difficult to attain as it often seems. Jesus possesses a pure heart and has offered us all it takes to be just like Him. Therefore we attain such purity from a place of rest in Him, by exchanging our hearts for His. Remember, to be Christian is to be Christ-like. And it all begins in the heart. God desires that our hearts be also devoid of sin and weakness.
It is very easy for the heart to be filtered with negativity, but it is equally easy to stop these bad thoughts from getting in. It is important to understand that ‘evil/negativity’ can only reside in your heart if your heart is empty. This is why you should fill your heart with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) as it’ll protect you from sin.
Like David, we could also request for a heart transplant and renewal of the spirit (Psalm 51:10), this is because sometimes we are really far gone and just need to start all over. And since we understand that it is a necessity to see God, we should be ready to keep our hearts pure.
Purity of heart is not as difficult to attain as it often seems. Jesus possesses a pure heart and has offered us all it takes to be just like Him. Therefore we attain such purity from a place of rest in Him, by exchanging our hearts for His.Click To Tweet
Father, in following You, I possess a pure heart, shielded from all profanity and impurity, the heart of a child founded and grounded in You?
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