July 15, 2020

Matthew 5 
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”.

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