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

Pastor Bruce Lerum

A wellmeaning heart doesn’t matter unless there is followthrough.

The most meaningful follow-through comes with God behind it.

“Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” – Acts 7:56 

Our heart does more than pump for life.

The human heart is the center of life.

“But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.” – Matthew 15:18 

To have a pure heart is to have God at your life’s center.

Not only will the pure in heart see God, others will see God in them.

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10


Study Questions:

1. There is no question of what the heart means to physical life. What does it mean to our spiritual life?

2. To be “pure in heart” requires us to submit our entire self to God. What are some ways by which that happens?

3. What does it mean for you, personally, to see God? When does that happen? In 3 minutes or less, please share a time when God made himself known to you.

4. Walking through the fires of life can be trying on a daily basis. Jesus promises relief from those trials, not exemption. What is the difference?