Tag Archive | pure in heart

II Corinthians 4:6 ” For God, Who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

As I John 1:5 states, “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.”  When we walk from darkness into the light of Christ, we are transformed…and we become enlightened.  Gone is our old self, for now we can understand the light and truth of the Gospel.  No longer to be trapped in the darkness, this new knowledge of God now resides in our heart…and the glory of God shines forth as there becomes less of us and more of Jesus in our life.

Matthew 6: 19-21 ” Do not store for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Ask yourself what you hold dear today.  What is it that’s precious and cherished in your life?  Is it sitting in the garage, or on your wrist, or proudly placed in your house for all to see?  Or are they intangible, incorruptible things that only come from a heart where the Holy Spirit abides?   Jesus tells us that if our priority is gathering up wealth and riches down here on earth…our heart will soon become a haunt of unclean lusts.  But if the things we value are Godly and right, we will have treasures in heaven that will never be exhausted. (Luke 12:34)

Psalm 24: 3-4 ” Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol.”

We all are tempted and enticed by idols.  Idols are everywhere,  and attempt to seduce us away from the only one true thing we should be worshipping – God.  If our behavior is innocent and undefiled…if our heart is uncorrupted and free from guilt we will see God more clearly.  For as it says in Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”  The purer a person becomes, the more clearly they can see God, for there are no obstructions to block His face.