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Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 • Posted October 6, 2009

A man was driving home from church service with his family when he stopped the car next to a field of watermelons. He hopped the fence and ran out into the field and picked up a watermelon, as he was about to cross the road he asked his family in the car if anyone was coming, he admonished them to look both ways. His boy from the back seat said, "Dad, do you want me to look up to"?

Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8). There is much said in scripture about a persons heart. In Proverbs 4:23 the warning is given, "guard over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life". Again in Proverbs 23:7, "As a man thinketh in his heart so is he". In this particular beatitude Jesus uses the word 'pure' in describing the heart. The word 'pure' pictures that which is unmixed, or unalloyed. Thus the word may be used of milk, or of wine, that is pure, not being mixed with water, or the word may describe a precious metal that has been refined by fire and is without an alloy of any kind. A heart that is 'pure' belongs totally to God. Such a heart has no other alliance. It has no other motive but to please God.

There was nothing pure about the betrayal kiss that Judas gave the Lord. He feigned love and a true greeting. The motives of his heart were anything but pure. There was no genuineness about the man. Ananias and Sapphira brought an offering to the church but not from a pure heart (Acts 5). Their hearts were soiled with evil motives. They coveted the praise of men and lost the favor of God. A heart that is not pure is a confused heart. It's a heart that has lost direction.

Our spiritual eyes are opened when the heart is pure. Jesus said, "....they shall see God". The vision is blurred or completely obscured when the heart is divided (Matthew 6:22-24). The great commandment is to love God with all of our heart (Matthew 22:37). The greater the singleness and purity of our search, the clearer the view of God. Finally, in the last day, vision shall become reality.  

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