I admit, I am not 100% pure. I am 100% human, yes, but not absolutely pure. My thoughts are sometimes not pure. My actions, my motives. They are not always pure. The kind of purity I am talking about is the kind mentioned in this verse
After reading this verse today, I prayed to God that my heart will always be pure. Not for God’s sake, if that is even possible, but for mine.
Why do I say that? If my heart is pure, I will be much healthier than i should be. As it is, i war with the impurity in my heart. I struggle with it everyday. I am such a person referred to in v. 16: “…such people claim they know God but they deny Him with the way they live.” A person with an impure heart will be always stressed and tired. Why? Because their impure heart makes them think ill of others, grumpy, grouchy (this term i borrowed from Oscar of Sesame Street) proud, easily affected by the actions of others. The body grows tired of the efforts spent accommodating impurity.
If my heart is 100% pure, I would be a lot more content with what i have. I’m getting there but the fact is, Im still not there. I have to get there. I need contentment. I need to be happy and thankful with everything God gives me. I usually am, but there always come a time that my contentment is easily eroded with what i see from others. I get envious. I should always be reminded that all good things come from God. If i am not content, it means i am not thankful for what God has given me. And I have the audacity to call Him my God. The good thing is that He is MY GOD! I can never deny it.
If my heart is pure I would have more friends than I have right now. Why? Because there are times that meeting new people illicit the impurity in my heart. I would be suspicious, embarrassed, shy or offended with a person that it robs me of the opportunity to welcome a new friend in my life.
A pure heart makes our attitude childlike which the Lord Jesus Christ loves. When we strive to be pure, in our hearts, minds or actions, we not only become a better person, we become closer to God.
For more information on purity, below is an excerpt from this site: http://www.realtime.net/~wdoud/topics/purity.html
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