“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 (10 Nov 2013)

How exciting it is when the day comes for us to be able to see God!! That is why this verse is so precious to me. How I would love to know the method to which I would be able to see my Lord. It is evident in this verse that the pure in heart are blessed, for they would be able to see God.

So how can our hearts become pure? Does it involve becoming a monk and segregating ourselves from the world? That is totally unscriptural! Trying to be pure like this, using self-cleansing methods will be doomed to failure.

All we can do is to realize the blackness of our hearts as they are by nature and we can only pray like David for God to “create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Trying to clean our hearts on our own will only lead to blacker hearts at the end of our lives. It is God alone who can do it, and thankfully so! The only way which we can have a clean heart is for the Holy Spirit to enter into us and to cleanse it for us. His indwelling and working within can purify the heart and He does it by working in us ‘both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

Paul said that “He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. ” That is our only hope. God is dealing with us, and our hearts are being cleansed. God has set His hand to the task and a day is coming when we shall all be faultless and blameless, without spot or wrinkle, without any defilement.

But that does not mean that we sit around and wait for his showers of cleansing. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to You.” We must do everything we can to draw to God, and still know that it is not enough, and He must do it finally.

In Ephesians 1:7-9 it says, “ In him we have redemption through his blood,the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,”

But also in Romans 8:13 it says, “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.”

God has cleansed us and only He can give us the strength to have an undivided heart for Him. Now isn’t that exciting! Because if we are pure in heart, we can see God! And we are going to see God one day!

The time is short and we are all waiting to see the King when He comes again. Are we looking forward to it and preparing for it? Are we wasting our time on things that will be of no value in that day when we see Him?

Cherlyn Oh
Youth Co-Ordinator