Matthew 5:8 - People of Purity.
Matthew 5:8 (KJV) Blessed are the pure in
heart: for they shall see God.
All too often people use the word holy in
a negative sense, as in, Oh, theyre so
holier-than-thou! Theyre basically saying someone is
conceited or uppity.
This isnt a good trait, of course. But
we all should want to be holy men and women. In
fact, the Bible says, But as He who called you
is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
because it is written, Be holy, for I am
holy (1 Peter 1:15"16 NKJV).
Now, we may think that being holy means
never raising our voices or occupying much space.
But that isnt holiness; its weirdness.
Instead, lets spell the word holy this
way: wholly, as in wholly committed. If youre
wholly committed to Christ, then youll be a holy
Jesus said, Blessed are the pure in
heart, for they shall see God (Matthew 5:8
Today people speak of their hearts as
their emotional centers. They might say, My
mind tells me one thing, and my heart tells me
another or Im just listening to my heart.
But be careful, because the Bible says,
The heart is deceitful above all things, and
desperately wicked; who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9
When we talk about the heart as
believers, were talking not only about the emotional
center but about the intellectual center as well.
So, to be pure in heart means that
were pure in our inner core. It means being
people of purity.
But is it even possible to be pure today?
Just like we easily dismiss the word holy, we
also could dismiss the word pure. But pure in
heart can be translated single in heart. It
means having a single focus in life. It means that
youre a focused person - focused on your
relationship with God. [Greg Laurie from Harvest
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
Matthew 5:8 - How To See God and When.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio:
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: