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Jesus Reveals the Laws of Supreme Blessing, Part 6

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Daniel Whyte III

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TEXT: Matthew 5:1-12

The sixth law of supreme blessing is: "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." What does it mean to be "pure in heart"? The word itself means clean, clear, free from any stain. In the Bible, this terminology can have two meanings. The first is that of inner moral cleanness. Jesus repeatedly rebuked religious Jews for abiding by rituals that marked them as outwardly pure, but not carrying that same purity in their hearts. The second meaning of pure-heartedness is that of being single or undivided in one's devotion to God. In other words, having nothing else and nobody else competing for supremacy in your life. Both of these definitions provide us with insight into what it means to be pure in heart.