Daily Devotion

 With Pastor Ancel Presnell


Who shall see God? Jesus says that the pure in heart will see God. Who has a pure heart? Most of us give ourself an A or B on the condition of our heart spiritually. I am not sure what kind of curve we are grading ourselves on, but it must be pretty aggressive. The Bible is clear on the heart of man (Jeremiah 17:9, 10.)  

 If only the pure in heart shall see His face, how we any of us ever see His face? This is where the transforming power of His blood and imputed righteousness applies to His children. John tells us in 1 John 1:7–“7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 

 We are made clean by His blood. Notice this passage shows fellowship with others as a mark of the believer too. When we are fighting and quarreling with others and especially believers, we are never more unlike those Christ calls: “pure in heart.”  

 If we are saved by His grace and washed by His blood, we are His. To be His is to be made righteous in and by Him. This sonship makes us pure. To be pure in heart is a work of the Holy Spirit and it begins with salvation. Because we are His, we are pure, because we are pure, we will see Him face to face. No one other than His own will have this privilege for all of eternity. Praise His Holy name! 

Matthew 5:8– “8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”