A Pure Heart

By   •   March 22   •   Topics: ,


The Pharisees were not happy men. They had furrowed brows, nervous tension, frustration. They were full of resentments, bitterness, prejudices, and hatreds. Why? Simply because they had lost sight of God’s conception of the pure in heart. They thought that as long as they kept the letter of the law that was enough. But this was not God’s plan. This did not produce purity of heart. This did not bring about happiness of soul. Jesus taught that God looks deeper than the outside actions of an individual. He searches and ponders the heart. God judges not so much the outside as He does the inside. He looks to the motives, thoughts, and intents of your heart.

Go deeper: Read about what it means to live a life of purity and holiness.

Prayer for the day

Father, give me purity of heart that in true humility I may serve and praise You.

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  1. Jacques says:

    Awesome issues here. I am very happy to read your article. Thanks a lot.

  2. Magliette Cataldi says:

    This page definitely has all the info I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.
    Maglietta Juventus Lemina

  3. Hervé Abraham says:

    Very Good Pastor. We Must Need It: a Pure Heart.

  4. Humphrey Mwangi says:

    I pray that God gives me the power to overcome every human pride in me that deters his immense will to perfect in my life.
    Lord may you have mercy on me and set me apart like you did to jabez.

  5. Rosario Lewis says:

    Man looks at outward appearance but God looks at the heart. Nothing in this world can match the peace and joy that God gives us. You cannot several 2 masters, either serve God or the mamon. In servind God there is peace and joy and happiness and satisfaction and everything, in serving the devil the reward is just the opposite. Glory to God. Amen

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  7. Gerry says:

    There is no way to hide your feelings and the true motives of your heart from. God . He is all knowing , there are no secrets kept from him. Be quick to ask for forgiveness when impure thoughts enter your heart. He is just and will forgive you . Then guide you onto a better path when you sincerely ask.

  8. Sharon Havens says:

    I just recently put Billy Graham’s app on my phone and I enjoy it so much. I just wish that I could text it to my family members. All I see is Facebook and tweet. I really do believe that if y’all would also use email and text Billy Graham’s devotions would reach out even further to more people. But I just want to thank you for this wonderful app it is definitely a Blessing.

  9. Max says:

    What a eye opener is todays Devotion. God loves an open, honest heart.