In part 5, we talked about receiving mercy from God and showing it to others (Matthew 5:7). To recap, after we realize our brokenness and need for a Savior, mourn over our sin, submit ourselves to God, hunger for God’s righteousness, and receive God’s mercy, then He will make in us a pure heart, which is today’s verse.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” — Matthew 5:8
What does it mean to be pure in heart?
According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, ‘pure’ is the Greek word katharos, which means “free from corrupt desire, from sin and guilt”, “blameless, innocent”, and “unstained with the guilt of anything.”
‘Heart’ is the Greek word kardia, meaning “of the middle or central or inmost part of anything.”
To be pure in heart means to be cleansed of everything that is impure and corrupt, such as sin. When we recognized our sin and cry out to God for forgiveness, He has mercy on us and cleanses us of our sin.