Scripture says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).  Note the order of this beatitude.  First, purify the heart, then you will see God.  You change your life by changing your heart.

How do you do that? Jesus gave the plan in the beatitudes.  You admit sin—you get saved.   You confess weakness—you receive strength.  You say you are sorry—you find forgiveness.  Now you have something positive, and you want more.  Then comes mercy; and the more you receive, the more you give.  And you can bet that He who made you knows how to purify you—from the inside out.  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

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