Matthew 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
What does it mean to be pure? The usual response of many is innocence yet purity is so much more than that- purity speaks of intentional holiness; to be sanctified for God’s purpose. Purity is the result of continued spiritual harmony with God by standing in complete obedience and loyalty to the King of Kings. Growing in purity stands by the precepts of intentionality; for it might be that we are standing pure in Christ, we are right and pleasing to God as our inner purity is unblemished but our outer life maybe showing signs of rust, decay and blemishes. God intentionally does not protect us from this possibility in order for us to recognize the necessity of maintaining our Spiritual vision through personal purity. Our Spiritual Vision to ascertain the perfect will of God is tied to our character, for only those who are pure in heart will see God. God makes us pure by His sovereign act of grace as He gave us His only begotten Son, that by His stripes we are healed and made whole. Our Purity is because we have been washed by the blood of Jesus, but this does not assure us that we are holy regardless. We are called to stand vigilant; for it is through our bodily life that we may stand tarnished, decayed, warped and blemished by different viewpoints, people we deal with, situations we are in and the circumstances that weaken our hold on the faith. Friends, not only should our inner sanctuary be pure but we should watch our outer courts as well. We ought to bring it to purity, washing it and making it clean by our obedience to the word of God; and our humility to own up to our mistakes as we plead the blood of the Lamb in our lives. Unless we do this, our spiritual vision would stand blurred as our outer courts are stained. Thus today I implore you to be intentional in washing our outer courts; seek our King and choose today to stand firm in His truth. Following Christ means that we have to surrender much in order to be blessed all the more, we need to refuse certain things that many might see as right but we who swim in the word of God, who are transformed by the renewal of our mind in Christ Jesus understand its folly. Today dear saints, let us purify ourselves and ask God to sanctify us thoroughly, may the things that blur our vision of Him be quickened in our hearts, that we may surrender all these, turn from wickedness and move for righteousness that our vision would not be blurred by any movement, idealism, situation or circumstance; but we may see clearly by standing in complete purity; ever pleasing to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.