As beings made in the likeness of God, we must strive to live a life of purity every day.
These particular Bible verses about being pure in heart serve as a reminder of our obligations as the children of God.
Life has its ups and downs, therefore serving God with a pure heart wasn’t designed to be a walk in the park.
But with the aid of the Holy Spirit, it is possible to live a pure life.
Do you realize that God has no trouble blessing us? When we start to worship the gift rather than the giver, our minds become continuously filled with worry.
- What does the Bible say about purity of heart?
- What are the qualities of a Pure Heart?
- How do you keep your heart pure?
- Bible verses about purity of heart.
What does the Bible say about purity of heart?
A pure heart is a heart that is yielded in obedience to the Holy Spirit.
“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.Matthew 5:8 MSG
The worst in everything is always seen by a heart that is not pure. For us to develop our faith and character,
God occasionally allows us to go through the season of complete trust in him. so, he removes anything that causes us to take our eyes off him.
But we are often in a hurry to move out of one season when we haven’t even learned the lessons in that season.
God doesn’t throw people up. He lifts them and then tests them. Serving God with a pure heart requires holding fast to the truth of God’s Word and doing it.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.James 1:23-24 MSG
For instance, it can be a struggle to forgive or let go of a situation, especially when we know we are right.
Other times, we want God to appease our emotions by punishing our offenders, but nothing happens to them. In such situations, we are tempted to believe that God is unfair.
Our hearts might become polluted as a result of a buildup of disappointment in God, bitterness toward others, and self-pity.
A pure heart can only be possible through the power of the Holy Spirit.
What are the qualities of a Pure Heart?
Stephen is one biblical figure who serves as a superb illustration of a person with a pure heart. While being stoned, he prayed for his assassins.
In my opinion, Saul was changed into Paul because of his sincere prayer. Keep in mind that Saul was in charge of the persecution of Christians, and that included Stephen.
We cannot deny that a prayer from a pure heart doesn’t only command heaven’s attention but also changes us.
You cannot be praying from a pure heart and the Holy Spirit leaves you the same.
God begins to work from the inside out until even others will see a noticeable change in our attitude.
The qualities of a pure heart are;
1. A heart controlled by the Holy Spirit
2. Always willing to forgive
3. A pure heart is not greedy.
4. It is not selfish
5. It doesn’t rejoice over other people’s failure.
How do you keep your heart pure?
The best way to keep our hearts pure is to constantly study the word of God. The understanding of the Bible is through the Holyspirit.
What you’ve been shown here is somewhat like a letter in a sealed envelope. If you give it to someone who can read and tell her,
“Read this,” she’ll say, “I can’t. The envelope is sealed.” And if you give it to someone who can’t read and tell him, “Read this,” he’ll say, “I can’t read.”Isaiah 29:11 MSG
The reason there is so much confusion in the body of Christ is that most people just take a text out of context from the Bible and just analyze it to their convenience.
It is not just any truth that sets us free but the application of the correct truth from God’s word that sets us free.
Bible verses about purity of heart.
These Bible verses about purity of heart will guide you on the journey to a wholesome journey with God.
Psalm 51:10 KJV
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.Psalm 51:10
A clean heart is not the good manners people see on the outside but the thoughts that rule our minds.
A person doesn’t just wake up to inflict pain on another human being.
It was first nurtured as an idea before it became an action.
Our daily prayer should be that God constantly creates a clean heart in us.
So that when we truly say we have forgiven someone we meant it.
How can a young person live a pure life?
He can do it by obeying your word.Psalm 119:9 ICB
The word of God is an indispensable tool in living a pure life.
We often excuse bad behavior because we see other people get away with such behavior.
People become the mirror of our righteousness. When we don’t call our bad behavior sin we will always give excuses for it.
The word of God should be the standard for how we live our lives.
I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?Job 31:1 KJV
How many times have we made such a promise to ourselves not to behold iniquity?
There are quite a lot of things on TV or around us that look harmless but the damage they do to our minds and spirit is mind-blowing.
Do you know that nobody cares if you’ve watched a particular show or read a particular book?
Just because we fast-forward a love scene doesn’t make the show right. It is still what it is.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ JesusPhilippians 2:5 NKJV
To be a child of God we must daily carry your cross. People might not approve of your behavior because you’ll be called weird but it is better to please God than man.
We are often afraid of being alone that is why we just conform to what everybody wants us to become. In the end, we feel empty and lost.
You were told that your foolish desires will destroy you and that you must give up your old way of life with all its bad habits. 23 Let the Spirit change your way of thinkingEphesians 4:22-23
We definitely can’t win daily without the help of the Holy Spirit.
He gives us wisdom especially when we need to be quiet.
He teaches us how to interact with difficult people, control our temper and how escape temptations.
There are people you might want to be vulnerable with but the Holy Spirit will tell you it is a waste of time.
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.Hebrews 10:22 ESV
We should stop thinking that God is mad at us. If God was, nobody would be alive.
The more we draw near to God the more transformed our lives will become.
The reason some people are afraid of drawing close to God is that we think we need to be perfect for us to earn God’s love.
We should never be afraid of what God will find in our hearts ❤️
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.2 Timothy 2:22
This text is often misunderstood because you would think that God wants us to live a boring life.
But that is far from the truth because the things we call fun are temporal satisfaction that leads to long-term pain.
Why rob a bank when everything is already ours in Christ?
Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.
Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.Proverbs 4:23-27 MSG
Our heart is where every thought or idea starts as a seed. We can control what comes and goes out of our minds.
We can choose if holding onto a 5 years grudge is healthy or not. We can also choose to be happy regardless of our present circumstances. Either way, the power lies in our hands.
Psalm 51:6 TLB
You deserve honesty from the heart; yes, utter sincerity and truthfulness. Oh, give me this wisdom.Psalm 51:6 TLB
God desires that we stay honest in all that we do.
We must stand for the truth whether the current culture likes it or not.
We don’t need a badge that says we are honest but our daily interactions should show it.
And I will give you a new heart—I will give you new and right desires—and put a new spirit within you. I will take out your stony hearts of sin and give you new hearts of love.Ezekiel 36:26 TLB
The best way to practice the purity of the heart is for us to ask God to give us the right desires.
A desire that only conforms to His will and not our wants. A heart that doesn’t cower in the face of challenges.
A pure heart that doesn’t see the study of God’s word as a burden but as our daily bread.