“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”. This statement is as simple as it is deep. There is a common saying that “we do not see things as they are; we see them as we are”. This is consistent with Scripture. Titus 1:15 reads, “To the pure, all things are pure…”. To see God requires that the many barriers and biases in our hearts be taken away so we can perceive God clearly, without prejudice or pride. Clarity of perception, not only in seeing God, but also in discerning people, demands that we maintain pure hearts.

So how do we maintain pure hearts? By meditating on the Word of God. God’s Word reveals his highest expectations for us, and leads us into truth. It exposes faults in our thinking, and brings us face-to-face with our shortcomings. If we submit to its authority, we are persuaded to restructure our thoughts and change our ways. If we do not, we resist and reject him, remaining in darkness, which many have done. But to admit His ways are higher and better, and to yield to them: this is how we develop a heart that is pure.

Scripture References: Matthew 5:8, Psalm 119:9

5 responses to “Pure Hearts”

  1. Odirichi Avatar

    This piece is apt! Especially in this dispensation where may things are competing for relevance in our hearts. May God help us.
    Thank you Taiwo.

    1. thetoyintaiwo Avatar

      So true, Ody! May we always be able to keep our focus on the Lord and His Word in Jesus name. Amen!
      Thanks for coming by, Doc. 😉

  2. Ikeh Myiralobari Avatar
    Ikeh Myiralobari

    Very true, brother, “We develop pure heart, when we admit that God’s ways are higher and better, and yield to them”. Thanks for this piece.

    1. thetoyintaiwo Avatar

      You’re welcome sir. Thanks for coming by!

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