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“One who LOVES A PURE HEART and WHO SPEAKS WITH GRACE will have the king for a friend.” (Pro. 22:11)

[The word “heart” is used some 105 times in 98 verses in the New Testament. It means the center of who we really are; the epicenter of our being. Having a pure heart is speaking about the heart of one whose sins have been forgiven and whose heart has been made new, whose purity comes, not from ourselves, but from the presence of Jesus in our lives! To be pure in heart speaks to our position as a Christian before God and also to the condition of our walk with God. It does not mean that we must be perfect, it does, however mean that we have come to that point where Jesus is firmly established as Lord of our lives.]

“Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? THE ONE WHO HAS CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART… They will receive blessing from the LORD and 1vindication from God their Savior.” (Psa. 24:3-5) [1justification, validation or confirmation from our Abba Father; we are YOURS LORD, we belong to YOU!]

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

[This is a good request to make to our Father because of all the “immorality” we are exposed to, “keep my heart pure Abba Father”]

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for THEY WILL SEE GOD.” (Matt. 5:8)

[Our constant pureness is an indication to our Lord and savior that we are ready to stand before Him!]

“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, LOVE ONE ANOTHER DEEPLY, FROM THE HEART.”  (1 Pet. 1:22)

[This godly love is what it will take to motivate us to earnestly pray for and love one another!]


-Bill Stockham