It’s Monday evening, and time for the latest installment of Don’s great study of the Sermon on the Mount from My Heart Is For Israel

In my last post, we began looked at the how happy are those who show mercy.  In this post, we will explore how happy are those who are the pure in heart.

“How blessed are the pure in heart! for they will see God.” ~ Matthew 5:8

Verse 8 teaches us about the importance of our heart attitude.  It says, “I’ve got to let faith flow free through me.”  Once again, Yeshua takes this lesson from King David.  Psalm 24:3-6 says, “Who may go up to the mountain of Adonai? Who can stand in His holy place? Those with clean hands and pure heart, who don’t make vanities the purpose of their lives or swear oaths just to deceive. They will receive a blessing from Adonai and justice from God, who saves them. Such is the character of those who seek Him, of Ya’akov, who seeks your face.”

The heart is the center of one’s being, the throne of the spirit.  The P’rushim were concerned with the outward observances of righteousness (Matthew 15:2).  God is concerned with the inner heart (Proverbs 4:23; Jeremiah 17:9).  The heart needs to be cleansed (Psalms 51:10).  Being “pure in heart” is a work of the Ruach HaKodesh in our lives.

This Beatitude demands that every person who reads it should stop, think, and examine him or herself………read the rest of the post here on My Heart Is For Israel