I’m a sucker for those wholesome videos on the internet. I love to watch soldiers reuniting with their families, or the innocent laugh of a baby, or the unlikely friendships between animals that are oftentimes natural enemies.
These videos are the best! I don’t know anybody that doesn’t like to watch videos like this. Why? Because they’re pure! I think we’re starving for purity in a culture that is obsessed with things that aren’t good for us. We seek out vulgarity and shock value, and this is why there is such a high value on purity.
Before we go any further I want to define what I’m talking about when I say purity. When I say pure I’m saying “Free from contamination. Clean, especially in God’s eyes”
There is such a high price on purity because the Bible tells us that the pure in heart will see God.
So if you were here last week you know that we started a brand new series on seeking God. Last week we identified who God was. How can you look for something if you do not know what you’re looking for? Tonight we’re going to start unpacking how we can look for God, and more importantly, how we find God.
In Matthew 5:8 Jesus gives us a key that we simply cannot ignore,
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
So what does Jesus’ words mean? How do we have a pure heart? Let’s look at a passage in Psalm 24:3-4,
3 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
who do not worship idols
and never tell lies.