Matthew 5:8 NASB
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.
Who recognizes David’s prayer from Psalm 51: “Create in me a pure heart, O God! And renew a steadfast spirit within me”?
Pure in heart, that is cleansed by the Spirit of God from the defilements of sins and from every hypocrisy (Ephesians 5:26).
Even if our hearts are renewed day by day, none of us is completely clean. Or are we?
Jesus does not call the pure in heart blessed because they are without sin, but because they live consecrated to the Lord.
Our deceitful hearts may be pure because of our faith in the Lord Jesus, the Pure in heart. In Him we may in principle see God. He who has seen Jesus has seen the Father.
They shall see God, that is, they shall know him fully, and behold his glory, (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Looking to Him, we learn, pure in heart, to serve God and neighbor.
As a disciple of our Master, we receive clean hands and a pure heart.
For the sake of Jesus Christ, the blessing of God descends upon us:
“The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.”
The pure in heart will see God face to face.
Meanwhile the prayer remains: Incline my heart and join it together to the fear of Thy Name.
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