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Pure As Gold

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

When something is “pure” it means it is free from things that would corrupt it.  Precious metals are said to be “pure” when they are melted down and all the dross (impurities) are removed.  When a person has a pure heart, it is a heart that is free from corruption.  No one who ever lived other than Jesus Christ has had a pure heart. 

As early as Genesis 6:5 the bible says that “The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.”  And God wiped out the human race except for Noah and his wife and his sons and their wives in the great flood. The Bible teaches us that we are to love and serve God with all our hearts but even Noah’s descendents did not have and could not keep a pure heart. Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it?”

Do you know anyone who has a heart like Jeremiah described?  Is that person you?  That type of person seems to think, do, and say things that are disgusting, revolting, disgraceful, foul, vile, sexually immoral, perverse, indecent, rebellious, etc. etc.  What comes out of their mouths comes from their wicked hearts. This type of person is loved by the devil since he does his work for him all day long. This type of person never says or does anything that brings honor and glory to God.  They get to a point where their heart is so crusted over with the scabs of ungodly thoughts that they are almost incapable of getting an entire sentence out of their mouths without blaspheming God or otherwise just fouling up the air around them.

God knows every thought, word, or deed of ours for our whole life and someday we will be judged on those thoughts, words, and deeds.  Those things will condemn us to an eternal punishment unless we have received the grace of salvation.  A penalty is required for sin and Jesus has already paid it.  For those who come to Him, He freely gives a pardon and a new heart. For those who do not, they will pay their own penalty.  The penalty is death- an eternal separation from God’s grace and riches in a place of torments called Hell.  For those who accept the free gift of salvation, God will judge us not on what we have done, but rather on what His Son did for us on the cross.  Our account will be wiped clean and at the time of judgment, He will see a heart of pure gold.

 The belief that does not save is the belief that does not change the person who believes. Jesus said that if you believe in Him, you would be changed