Jesus had a pure heart. He was pure in that He was all about doing what His Father wanted Him to do. He was pure in that He was sinless. He bore our sins on the cross and left us an example that we should follow in His steps (1 Peter 2:21-24). He makes us righteous because He was innocent and unstained from sin. He was righteous and He died for the unrighteous. He was tempted in all points like we are, yet without sin. But He is able to help us in our time of need, remember that! He had a pure and obedient heart. Because of that, let's listen to Him.
We, as His children, are to have a Pure heart. Thankfully, we can come to Jesus in baptism and be saved. God came to make something beautiful out of the messes we make. He saved a wretch like me like the song says. But sometimes in our walk, our heart is full of trash. We often let so much junk into our minds and heart. Because of that, we like David, need to pray for God to create in us a clean heart and to renew a right spirit within me (Psalm 51:10).
To be pure in heart is more than just Sunday morning church only. It is a daily thing. To grow a pure heart, it takes weeding and seeding. Get rid of the weeds of sin and plant the seeds of Christian characteristics in our heart. We are to have the mind of Christ as the Bible says. We are to take captive every thought to obey Him. As a man thinks, so is he! How are your thoughts? Pure? Impure? We own the choices that we make.
How can we have or grow a pure heart? Prayer. Pray for God to control my heart. Think about things that are pure and put into practice God's ways (Philippians 4:8-9). Turn to God and His Word. Pray for the Spirit of God to have total control of us. We live in a dirty, sinful world. Pray for God to help us stay clean so filth can't get in our lives.
Purify me Lord, from ways that aren't of you.
Take away the old, and make my life brand new.
I surrender all to You, not my will but Thine.
The less there is of me, the more of You I see.
Psalm 139:23-24 says, "Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me and lead me in the way everlasting."
Stay pure and let's go to Heaven together!