Blessed are the Pure in Heart?

INTRO: This poem is based on the sixth of The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 verse 8Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.‘ This Beatitude has both a physical and spiritual meaning.

On the day when Jesus taught these Beatitudes, he spoke of a future world where the pain and sorrow of this present world will no longer exist Revelation 21:4-5. But Jesus also spoke of an immediate quenching of spiritual hunger and thirst available through faith and trust in God Psalm 107:9.

I love this Feature Image showing a broken heart full of gold shining rays of bright light out from the inside of the heart. I interpret this image as our human hearts which are not perfect, are broken from life’s pain, but our hearts are full of God’s rich love bursting out into our world, to our family and friends. Beverley Joy.

PODCAST Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

First-century Israel lived in a desperate state

Economically and politically under Roman rule

Many lived in poverty living out their faith

Surrounded by Roman religion and culture.

They longed for the fulfilment of the prophecy of old

For a Saviour, a Redeemer, the coming Messiah

And eternal life in the Kingdom of God

To eclipse the peaceful rule of King Solomon.

Some Jews enquired of Jesus about these things

“What shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

As recorded in Luke 10 and 18

Jesus answers “Love God and obeys His Commands.”

The pure in heart are not two-faced

Nor are they hypocrites or liars

Their actions mirror God’s character

In private, in public, at home and at work.

The pure in heart are sincere

They don’t live out hatred or fear

For they live out God’s love and peace

Empowered by God’s Holy Spirit.

There’s just the living out of their life

Under the watchful eye of God

Loving and obeying and pleasing Him

Repentant and forgiven by His grace and mercy.

Happy are the pure in heart

For they hunger and thirst for God’s Word

They wait and pray for the Messiah to come

Joyfully anticipating His righteous reign.

God is pure and holy; it is who He is

All of creation was made in purity

The angels, mankind, the earth, and the universe

And believers long to return to God’s pure garden state.

Beverley Joy © 2021 Simply Story Poetry. All Rights Reserve.

Read or listen to other poems in this series: You can read or listen to other poems in this series The Beatitudes of Jesus – An Introduction, Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit?, Blessed Are Those Who Mourn? Blessed Are The Meek? Blessed are Those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness? Blessed are the Merciful? Blessed are the Pure?

References: Chuck Swindoll – Insight , John MacArthur – Grace To You, Alistair Begg – Truth For Life

Matthew 5:1-12 The Zondervan NASB Study Bible copyright © 1999 Zondervan

Bible references: Luke 10:25-37, Luke 18:18-29, 1 Chronicles 22:5-19

Image by 愚木混株 Cdd20 from Pixabay

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