Seek A Pure Heart

Sam Festus

(1 Tim. 6:20); Gen. 6:5; (1 Kings 3:12); (Gen. 20:5-6);

1 Sam 16:7; (Matt. 6:33); Heb. 12:14b

When God looks at man, He looks at the heart. Paul says to Timothy, “Guard your heart“ (1 Tim. 6:20). “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matt. 5:8).  Your heart is where everything happens.

In a pure heart there should be no falsehood (Ps. 24:3-4). David says only those with clean hands and a pure heart can rise to the hill of God. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8).

A lot of our hearts are not broken, but fragmented, in portions. A portion for your family life, a portion for your hobby, a portion for your church life, but there’s not a single heart for God. All these are important but where do they rank in terms of God? What is the priority? God is not interested in a part-time Christian. A double-minded person invariably ends up being unfaithful.

“… You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matt. 22:37)  Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. Take a lot of notice of  10“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matt. 6:33). Let’s seek a pure heart. God wants us to be singular of heart, there must be no other things that impact on our heart.

The heart is above all things most wicked (Jer. 17:9). When David messed up he came to God and realized he needed a clean heart, and he got that from God, and a steadfast spirit (Ps. 51). Every time we turn in repentance to Him, the veil is lifted (2 Cor. 3:16).

If we draw nigh unto Him, He will draw nigh unto us (James 4:8). God wants us to be in His throne room. We need to cry with David this morning and say, “Create in me a pure heart and a steadfast spirit.”

Think about these questions this week: 1) What are your major goals in life? What is driving you at this point in time? 2) What do you want to achieve? 3) Where do you spend your free time? 4) Where do you spend most of your money? 5) Parents, what do you want most for your children?

God wants passionate, vibrant, enthusiastic prophets that do not allow their circumstances to dictate how and when they’re going to do that which God called them to do. They will operate in the finished work of Jesus Christ. God says that those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength (Isa. 40:31).

The truth God has given us is meaningless unless our hearts are pure. The pure heart is the pure soil, the ground in which the truth can become imbedded, where the truth can start making a difference in your and my life. But if the heart is impure the heart becomes hardened; nothing comes in and nothing comes out. God wants soft hearts, pure hearts that are willing to submit to Him in every aspect of your life.