Today we are looking about the eight blessings. But I want to point out that these verses are not teaching us the condition to be blessed.
Today’s verse is talking about the pure. When think about the pure we can be reminded of the word “clean”
When we look at the 8 blessings they are all connected to each other. When we are humble we have a hunger and a thirst for God’s righteous and for this we mourn because we realize we don’t really deserve God’s blessings that we are longing for. We realize that we need to clean our heart. For this the Bible says “the pure” rather than the clean. This implies the density of our heart. In the Bible we see how dirty our hearts are. Jesus also exhorts us to be cleaned. In the Bible it says our offerings and the worship we offer to God can’t make us pure. These are only the methods we use to confess our status to God. This doesn’t make us pure. It is true many of us thinks our service to God will make us pure. But it is not!
God doesn’t really focus on what we can see, but what we can’t see. That is our heart. The Pharisees made their all the effort to live by the rules they set before God. They believed it wold save them. But Jesus cursed them for their hypocrisy. God does look at the our intentions and the motives. When the people are saved their motives of their behaviors are completely different. It is because God’s spirit really purified our heart. When the Holy Spirit dwells in our heart we have a straight relationship with God and have the eyes to see our God. Through this process we can confess who we are and do the thing what God asks to do. When David lived this way, God called Him the who suits His heart. He surely didn’t have two hearts. Having two hearts is not the pure heart since we can serve two completely different worlds. There are many things that steal our hearts in this world. Purity means no matter what kind of world we live our heart is fixed only on God.
Fixing our heart on God and giving it completely is what God wants from us.
This means we have to make an absolute effort so that nothing will hinder this life. Our word in our lips, our emotions in our heart…. When we live the pure life then God will let us see His kingdom. Moses was the only one who saw God in his life. Living our life just like Moses we can see God everyday… this will be the ultimate Christian life that God wants from us.