00346 - Beatitudes : Blessed are the Pure in Heart
Updated: May 26
This beatitude is one of the most straightforward to achieve. If we can live a good clean life, be holy to the people around us, we will be blessed. It’s in Matthew 5:8
Psalm 51:10-12 reminds us of a prayer to get to a place of being pure-hearted. It says ‘Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.’ (KJV) It reminds me somewhat of the song by Keith Green, which touched the world using the same words - see below.
Where ever you are in life, the main thing is to keep your relationship with God uncomplicated, very honest and pure. You can tell Him anything, He is always there for you.
The best way you can relate to Jesus is through the honesty of your heart.
Father, thank You I can even communicate with You because of the sacrifice of Your Son. Keep me close to Your heart, I pray. Amen.
The link to hear Keith Green’s song is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD2PJ0xbAdY
(KJV) Public Domain
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