FRIDAY, MARCH 07, 2014
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.— Matthew 5:8
The apostle Paul said, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3:13)
Now, there is a person who had an undivided heart. Many of us today could say, “These eight things I do” or “These four things I do” instead of saying, “This one thing I do.” It’s the problem of a divided heart.
The word pure in Matthew 5:8 means “undivided.” In other words, blessed, or happy, is the person who has an undivided heart. Happy is the man or woman with a pure heart. Happy is the person who knows where he or she is going in life, who has priorities and lives by them. Happy is the person who isn’t trying to live in two worlds.
We live in such a wicked time in which we are exposed to so many things that could be spiritually harmful. It seems that we are lacking purity today. But according to Romans 16:19, we as believers are “to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.” Another translation reads, “I would have you well versed and wise as to what is good and innocent and guileless as to what is evil” (amp).
God is offering you true happiness, which is not contingent on how much you have, but on whom you know. If you don’t get your life properly aligned with God, you always will be chasing an elusive dream. But if you get your life aligned with God and start seeking Him, you will find purpose in life. You will find the happiness you are seeking.
TODAY’S RADIO PROGRAM:“A Lot with a Little — III”
TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 5-6, Psalm 43, Mark 14
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Used by permission from Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, PO Box 4000, Riverside, CA 92514.