Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Simple Thoughts On Promises- 155

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8)

Being pure in heart goes beyond having the right doctrines and attending the right churches. Purity in thought, word and deed at all times is a difficult standard to acheive and there's always another lesson to be learnt and another chapter to be explored as long as we live here on earth.

Regarding human purity, Eliphaz the Temanite, one of Job's friends had this to say,
"What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous? If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes, how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water! (Job 15:14-16)

And another friend of Job, Bildad the Shuhite shared his thoughts:
How then can a man be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure? If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes, how much less man, who is but a maggot - a son of man, who is only a worm!" (Job 25:4-6)

What the friends of Job said was true but they chose the wrong occasion and the wrong person to whom to say that to. The knowledgable friends of Job tried to put down a man of whom God himself had testified to satan,
"Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil." (Job 1:8)

Maitaining high standards of purity is the call from Jesus to all his children. How much each one of us acheives that is known only to the person concerned and the Lord himself.

The reward for being pure is one of the greatest...and something the world cannot give...Jesus said, "They will see God."Hope you and I get that reward. God bless.

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