(Mat 5:8) Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
In this beatitude, those who are truly happy and blessed of God are described as being “pure in heart”. This is in stark comparison to hypocrites who may be outwardly pure, but inwardly sinful.
Those who are “pure in heart” are those whose sins have been covered by the shed blood of Christ, they have become a new creature in Him. Although still burdened down by their sinful flesh, they are sincere and dedicated in their pursuit to glorify and honor their Lord. Their heart’s longing is righteousness in their thoughts, desires and actions.
Those whose heart has been changed through the work of Christ are those who have their eternity guaranteed to them. It is these who know, without doubt, that they will spend eternity in the company of their Lord and Savior, their God, Jesus Christ.
This is one mark of a person who has been blessed by God and is living a happy life in Him. Does today’s verse describe your life? Do you have lasting peace and happiness in Christ? If not, trust in Christ and follow Him. He makes us a promise “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.
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