The Sixth Beatitude

 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God. 

How can we be pure in our hearts
and clean of filth and sin?

    The truth is that we are unable to be good on our own.
    Our human nature is to be selfish and sinful.

In the Bible we read what Jesus told the religious leaders:
"It is the thought life that pollutes. For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts of lust, theft, murder, adultery, wanting what belongs to others, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, pride, and all other folly. All these vile things come from within; they are what pollute you and make you unfit for God." Mark 7:20-23

How can we think what God thinks,
desire what God desires,
hate what God hates,
and love what God loves?
How can our hearts be pure hearts,
free from sins like pride and envy,
free from evil thoughts and evil deeds?
In other words how can we know "What Would Jesus Do?"

The way to a pure heart begins by realizing that we have impure hearts. The Bible tells us that God looks at the heart of a person and not at the way we look on the outside. We cannot pretend to have a good heart because God can see straight through to how we really feel inside our heart. God is the only one who can clean our hearts and make it pure. The pure heart is one that is free from evil desires and evil purposes.

God has a plan to save us from sin infected hearts. God wants to make us holy in thoughts, words and what we do. God wants us to be like his Son, Jesus Christ. God's plan is to give us a pure heart just like Jesus'. And the reward of having a pure heart is that you will see God!

When we completely surrender ourselves to God and put our entire faith and trust in Him, God will give us a brand new nature, a new self. We become a brand new creation. When this happens a person becomes BORN AGAIN. You become a brand new person who is walking arm and arm with Jesus Christ every day.

"It is no longer I that live, but it is Christ that is living in union with me". Galations 2:20

Now that you are born again you and Jesus are living your life together.
Now you have a brand new spotless heart, one that is no longer full of sin.
You have Jesus Christ dwelling within you and you are united with Jesus.
You have complete faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ.
You have pledged your love, trust and obedience to Jesus.
And God has sent the Holy Spirit to move into your heart and reside within you.
The Holy Spirit is the one who is going to guide you and teach you and show you exactly what to do and how to do it, so that you can become pure in heart.

WOW. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit will do all this for you. What do you need to do after you confess your sinful nature and surrender yourself to God? All you need to do is always keep your focus on Jesus Christ.

Click on the bear to read a story Jeus told about being born again.

NOTE: Bible references are taken from The People's Study Bible The Living Bible from Zondervan Bible Publishers

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The Bear with beating heart is by Joy

This lesson is taken from the writing of Beatitudes by Robert Wells

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