Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Matthew 5:8 (NKJV)
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
What truth is revealed? Let’s swap this verse around; would you like to see God? Would you like God to consider you one of His children? Then, you should consider being a person with a pure heart. In this verse, the Greek word katharos is translated as “pure.” It means to be “clean, blameless, unstained from guilt.” This becomes important in building relationships; both with God and with other people.
What is the command, wisdom or promise? Jesus is calling His followers to be people with a pure heart. A pure heart is a person who is without guile, without duplicity and no hidden motives or agenda. They are the kind of people that make “great” friends, because what you see is what you get. We aren’t talking perfection, we are talking about relational honestly. Are you the kind of friend you would want to have? Is your heart pure in relationship to God and your fellow man?
What does this mean to/for me? I don’t want to live a life with hidden motives. I want to rid myself of duplicity. I am called to be a follower of Christ, not a politician. I want to be a guile free zone; being honest in the way I present myself and making no effort to pass judgment on other people’s motives.
What action can/should I take? I might be a bit naïve, but I need to live a completely transparent life and leave the passing of judgment to others. With a pure heart and a single-mindedness, I need to seek God, love other people, walk in the light, keep my nose clean, and let God take care of the rest. I long to be honest and pure in my relationships…” So, help me God!”
As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.