Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth!
Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. Psalm 86:11
Purity is being free from adulterated by anything that this corrupt world influence on us, and remaining the way God created us to be.
None of us were close to it, but the Pure from God – His Son Jesus Christ cleanses us from all adulteration and has the power to take our hearts to its utmost purity every time we allow His word to pierce our hearts!
Unlike we think a pure heart doesn’t look polished, rigid and vibrant but rather torn, broken and contrite by constant correction, self-denial and submission by the power of God’s Spoken Word.
Nothing honors God like these awful looking, amazing, pleasing hearts!
Now, let’s take a hard look on what type of teaching we inclined to – ear pleasing or heart pricking?
But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” Luke 23:40-41
The human will is so amazing, it can go either on an extreme rebellion or can bend lowly to become submissive.
God’s unconditional love has given us a free will either to choose to serve Him submissively, or rebel and go astray.
It is ironic that even the death of Lord Jesus Christ had to be right in middle of the two ends of human will – one mocked and rebelled, and the other cried out, worshipped and surrendered.
More than devil, it is the strong human will pushes us into the eternal death!
Let’s not wait till the end to choose. Stop listening to your will and start listening to your spirit – it wants the peace, salvation and the joy that truly comes from its Lord!
And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43