THE PURE IN HEART

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016
THEME: THE PURE IN HEART
Memorise:
Blessed are the pure in heart: for
they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
Read: Psalm 24:3-6
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of
the Lord? or who shall stand in his
holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a
pure heart; who hath not lifted up
his soul unto vanity, nor sworn
deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from
the Lord, and righteousness from the
God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that
seek him, that seek thy face, O
Jacob. Selah.
Message
There are certain encounters in the
journey of an individual which birth a
lifestyle of holiness in the individual.
This is why we should always pray to
God to encounter a touch of His
glory. When Jesus was addressing His
followers on the mountain, He taught
them among other things the
necessity of having a pure heart.
Purity of the heart, as far as God is
concerned, is a basic requirement in
achieving and maintaining an
uninterrupted fellowship with God.
This is because the heart of man is
the engine of his life. The heart,
according to the Bible, should be
guided diligently, because out of it
are the issues of life.
The pure in heart refers to a heart
that contains no other thing apart
from God and His counsel. According
to Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things
are true, whatsoever things are
honest, whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lonely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be
any praise think on these things.”
The intents and contents of the
human life go on in the heart so God
is interested in the purity of our
hearts. If the heart is pure, it will be
reflected in the actions of a man.
God wants our heart to be yielded to
Him and not to the world or the
pleasures in it. When the heart is
pure, it will produce transparency in
our dealings with other people. When
our heart is pure, the motive behind
our actions will not be evil spoken of
and when they are misconstrued for
something else; we will always have
a good conscience towards God. A
pure heart produces holy living.
“Either make the tree good, and his
fruit good; or else make the tree
corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for tree
is known by his fruit.”
Matthew 12:33
I want you to examine your heart, is
it pure? Are your motives correct?
Are you speaking the truth in that
report? If your heart is revealed by
the Almighty God towards your boss,
will he find love there or hatred? Do
you really know God or are you
playing along because of the crowd?
There are lots of blessings attached
to having a pure heart. When your
heart is holy and pure, there will be
no iota of fear and condemnation in
you. You will have unlimited access
to your Maker because there is no
hindrance in you. Purity of heart will
make your never lack the help of the
Almighty God because He is
interested in the cases of those
whose hearts are pure and humble,
He is committed to helping them
(Psalms 73:1, 2nd Chronicles 16:9).
You need to nail all your affections
to the cross and make your heart
right with God. Exercise dominion
over self and sin, both within and
without. Let God rule over the affairs
of your life so that there will be
communion and unbroken fellowship
with His presence.
Key Point
If God looks into your heart, what
will He find?
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 10-11
and Job 41:18-34
AUTHOR: Pst. E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 4: TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT
BE
1. Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
2. Take my hands, and let them
move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
3. Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
6. Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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