“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
What will it be like to see God? It will be awesome! We will see his purity in all its splendor and glory.
One of God’s greatest attributes is his purity. He is perfection, without blemish. His integrity is utterly pure. Spotless.
We see God’s purity in the sinless life of Jesus, who, though tempted in all things, always yielded to the will of his Father.
When we see God face-to-face, we will see him as he is. And we will be fully transformed into his image.
“But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him
as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation
will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.”
(1 John 3:2-3 NLT)
We should be pure just as Jesus is pure.
That is Jesus’ point in Matthew – to be pure in heart.
This is why Paul exhorts us to replace the old man with the new. We should eliminate those things in our lives that do not belong there.
Every time we seek and do God’s will instead of our own, we are being purified.
If we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ today, we will fully experience the purity of Jesus in heaven.
Revelation 19:7-9 speaks of the bride of Christ who “has made herself ready” and is “arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
We, the Bride, are being purified for our marriage to Jesus, the Lamb of God.
Let us eagerly embrace our purification just as a bride prepares for her wedding day.