No More Secrets
Scripture: Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
The result of this sixth beatitude is stated clearly: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” The more pure a glass is, the easier it is to see through it. Lack of purity makes the glass “cloudy” and our vision is impaired. So it is with the pure of heart – they see God so much more clearly than those whose hearts are “clouded” by sinful behavior!
Our scripture today reminds us that God makes himself visible to every person ever born into this world. Unfortunately, in verses 21-23 we read how people “darken” their vision of God with their “foolish hearts” and “sinful behavior.”
The promise of our beatitude is two-fold. First, we who are pure in heart will see God someday in eternity. We will get to see Him face to face and live with God throughout the eternal ages!
The second part of this promise is all about “seeing” God now, through eyes of faith! Once we receive His Spirit by accepting Jesus as our Savior and Lord, our spiritual eyesight starts recovering from its previous cloudiness. Day by day we start seeing God’s hand in our lives and in our world. His love, kindness, patience and steadfast “parenting” of His children are obvious to us who walk in fellowship with Him. Yes indeed, the pure in heart are happy – thrilled to sense God’s presence and, by faith, see His healing and help.
Critics will often ask: “How does one know that God is real?” The believer’s only honest answer is: “I know He lives, because He lives within my heart!” Come, join the pure in heart and enjoy the sights!
Father, it is only you that creates pure hearts and I willingly open my mind and heart to your work. Make me what I can’t make of myself. In Jesus’ name, amen.