The expression “pure in heart” refers to a person whose inner most thoughts, motivation and purpose are pure, clean, wholesome and good; this is the one who will see God. To see God is to believe in God, and even more basic, they believe God; such a person is blessed indeed.
The person who is not pure in heart will not see God, possibly because he would rather not see Him. The person who is not pure in heart is one whose inner motivations are not wholesome or good, but are more likely centered on self, gain and getting what they want at whatever cost; they are not blessed because there is little room in their lives for a relationship with Him.
Rather sad, isn’t it?
VERY sad, in fact! What could be more sad than choosing not have be rightly related with one’s Creator, Rescuer, Restorer and to forfeit Eternal Life in Him?
Indeed! Glad to hear from you Dennis, you have been in our prayers.
Thanks, Don (and Mrs. Don 🙂 ).
In this instance, what does it mean to “see God”?
I think of this as being what Jesus referred to when He said that some have ears that hear and eyes that see, while others do not.
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