Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. ~Matthew 5:8
Mr. Clean® is a very famous household brand that manufactures and sells quality household cleaning products for floors, counters, sinks, walls, carpets, and anywhere else that needs cleaning. The company has built an excellent reputation for getting dirty spots clean. The name is also used to identify someone who is clean in his integrity, morals, and dealings. Jesus speaks about believers who are pure in heart.
We see the condition.
“Pure in heart” refers to a man who is clean morally, relationally, ethically, and spiritually from sin. First, the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ purifies us from all sin. Every sinner must come under the blood for the cleansing from all sin. Second, we are purified through obeying the truth. God’s Word is a continuous cleansing agent in the life of a believer. Jesus said, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” Being pure in heart is being blameless and right in God’s eyes. It enables us to have unbroken and sweet fellowship with God. It places us on favorable praying ground. “Unto the pure all things are pure.”
We see the conscience.
“Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.” Our conscience is our moral compass by which we know right from wrong and good from evil. We must keep our conscience clean and pure. Paul describes a good conscience as one that is void of offense before God and man. We have a responsibility of living out our faith with a conscience that is without defilement, hidden agendas, dishonesty, and immoral desires. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we must discipline our thoughts and desires. We must protect our conscience from becoming insensitive to moral decline, evil practices that society accepts, and associations that are corrupting.
We see the conviction.
“Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.” Paul was a man who possessed strong biblical convictions. One of the convictions he lived by was conscientiously getting the gospel to everyone. He preached the gospel to Jews, Gentiles, rich, poor, educated, ignorant, young, old, cultured, crude, peaceful, dissenters, the free, and the guilty. He could boldly and conscientiously proclaim that he was pure from the blood of all men. Like Paul, we must live by this same conviction. Are you standing on the wall with vigilance and sounding the trumpet to keep the city safe? Are you moved with conviction that the blood of sinners who have not been warned is on our hands?
We see the contentment.
Jesus calls the pure in heart blessed, or happy. The ultimate goal of a pure heart is being able to see God. We are able to see God’s Person. Isaiah saw the holiness of God and realized that he was a man who was undone and with unclean lips. Seeing God is being able to see the world through His eye lens. Seeing God is being able to have a clear understanding of His Word. It is seeing His glory. It is seeing our problems from His vantage point. It is the contentment that the greatest goal in life is knowing God. Are you content with just Jesus? Is your real happiness in the Lord or in things? The pure in heart are happy. Just as the priests always had to approach the laver and wash their hands and feet before serving God, we must come clean when we come to God.
Have a pure God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Psalms 78-79