Blessed Summer – Week 7

Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

“Pure” is a word when immediately heard and spoken conjures up an image of cleanliness. Try it…what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word pure? Often we can look at the impurity in others while elevating ourselves to a notion or belief that we are truly pure, but how does one know? The ultimate standard of purity is none other than Jesus Christ. If one wants to know if they are pure it starts with an honest evaluation of where one is and this can only be done when measuring our lives against the truth of scripture. Most of our self reflection is done by measuring ourselves against others. The problem with this is I can always find someone better and I can always find someone worse. The challenge for each one of us is how to live a pure life in an impure world. Here’s a hint…you cannot do it on your own. The questions below are meant to be a self reflection exercise to be honest. I will caution you. You may not like what you discover.