Message Monday 11/13/17 – Love Your Neighbor – The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Pure In Heart

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

When Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”  (Matthew 5:8) How does it make you feel? Seriously, how many of us consider ourselves even coming close to beingpure in heart?  It’s like, “Well, none of us  will ever see God!” …

Is there hope for any of us? When we become painfully aware that our hearts are full of impure motives, selfishness and contempt toward others, what do we do? Will we ever see God?  The story of King David’s fall and his response to God and God’s response to him gives us hope.  Check out The Man After God’s Own Heart, 2 Samuel 11-12:25  

The prophet Samuel, called David, “a man after God’s own heart” before his failure (1 Sam. 13:14).  Even though he sinned horribly, he was able to admit and confess his screw ups. After David was confronted by Nathan, the prophet, he wrote Psalm 51   (Read it.)

People, we cannot go back and undo what we have done to make ourselves impure or undo what we’ve done to destroy our relationships w/others. Only God can heal what is broken. He’s simply waiting for us to humble ourselves before him like David did.

God is gracious and forgiving. Only he can make us clean before him and wash away our uncleanness. Blessed are all those who turn to God in their impurity, for he will make them pure.

“Fortunate are you who allow God to re-create a clean heart within you,
for you  will see God.”

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