July 15, 2020
The Pure in Heart v.8 – Part 2
Long before Jesus, the Psalms expressed the genius of the pure in heart:
“Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god” (Ps. 24:3,4).
“Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in Heart” (Ps. 73:1)
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow” (Ps. 51:7).
The pure in heart are free. Free from over-analysis of their faith. Free from lies. Free from secret agendas. Their hearts are singular, unconflicted: “Unite my heart to fear Thy name” (Ps. 86:11).
The pure in heart “has no desire for falsehood, and has not sworn to a lie” (Ps. 24:4). They are without guile. Little wonder the eyes of their pure hearts “see God”.