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Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.   Matthew 5:8
Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous—possessing the happiness produced  by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for…
they shall see God!  (Matthew 5:8 Amplified)
having a pure heart is a BIG Deal
What a “pure heart” isn’t…
Rule-keepers crying “foul” because disciples were eating without washing their hands…
Jesus responds…
“These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.”              Mark 7:6-7
What a “pure heart” isn’t…
Lip service
Acts of worship, necessarily
Human rules related to religious worship
The Problem Was Not Eating With Dirty Hands
Jesus said to the crowd, “…there is nothing outside of a person that can defile him by going into him.  Rather, it is