The Pure in Heart

Pray for a pure heart

Ezekiel 44 God is very clear about those who will seek His presence. Paul wrote to the Ephesian church; remember you, who are called the “uncircumcision” by the so-called “circumcision,” were without the Messiah, alienated from the covenant of promise, without hope, and without God. But, now you are brought near by the blood of Christ.” Therefore, in this new relationship, remember the price that has been paid for your heart circumcision and be ye holy as you seek entrance into His Most Holy Place.

The Lord is clear: Thus says the Lord GOD, “No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary.” [Ezek 44:9] It isn’t just that we are not a Jew by birth, but it is that regardless of Jew or Gentile, our hearts need circumcising. We must seek cleansing from our defilement, for only the pure in heart will see God. [Matt 5:8]

Once a heart is cleansed, one’s ears can hear and take in spiritual truths, and our lips can speak that which is right and pure.  It begins in the heart, the seat of our affections. The psalmist wrote: “Create in me a pure heart..” [Ps 51:10] Have you prayed and asked God for a pure heart?

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