top of page
  • Writer's pictureBeverly Nickles

Blessed are the pure in heart (Mt. 5:8)


Jesus said,

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

(Mt. 5:8)

This expresses an inward purity possible only by the cleaning power of Christ’s shed blood applied to the heart. At salvation, Christ’s blood cleanses the heart of sin. Then throughout life the heart is continuously cleansed by the washing of the Word, and the confession of sin and genuine repentance.

This purity resides in heart --- the seat of thoughts, desires and emotions --- and represents moral innocence in the inner life. Jesus’ teaching on inner purity set a higher ethical standard that sharply contrasted with existing religious teaching, which emphasized an outward display of rules, rituals and ceremonies.

A believer “sees” God with spiritual vision through faith. He sees God in: personal relationship with Him, church duties and ordinances, nature, the moral order, relationship with other believers, and the Scriptures. Through these he sees God’s beauty, witnesses His power and glory, and experiences and knows His goodness and graciousness.

One with a pure heart is promised to see God – in this life faintly, but in the life hereafter fully and face to face. One with an impure heart is incapable of seeing Him.

---Beverly Nickles

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Jesus offers eternal salvation

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the wor

Jesus Warned about Hell

Hell is a major theme of Jesus preaching. He proclaimed fearful warnings of the separation to come. That at the end would come an eternal separation of the damned from the redeemed. Jesus was a “hell-

In the Lord’s presence, Isaiah changed forever

This was the moment that dramatically transformed Isaiah’s life. The prophet walked into the temple, as on any other day, with no indication of the life-changing experience that awaited him. There he


bottom of page