Who Are the Pure in Heart?

July 10 2022

Topic: pure

Who Are the Pure in Heart?

Matthew 5:1-8 (ESV) Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

What does Pure in Heart Mean?

Pure – Greek word is Katharos

Malachi 3:1-2 (ESV) “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.  2  But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.

Matthew 3:11 (ESV) “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Heart – Greek word is Kardeeah

What is our part of developing a pure heart?

Steps to Developing a Pure Heart

  1. Accept Christ as our savior
  2. Pursue living in kindness
  3. Pursue living in humility
  4. Pursue God’s truths
  5. Pursue honesty
  6. Pursue gentleness
  7. Pursue deeper relationships with fellow believers
  8. Pursue patience with others
  9. Pursue, daily, a clean heart and a new spirit

1 Thessalonians 4:3 (ESV) For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Psalms 51:10 (ESV) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

BIG IDEA: We are to pursue a pure heart through sanctification, requiring us to follow God’s ways and God’s will over our own way and our own will.