Enter with a Pure Heart – Myles Munroe

February 2
To seek God, we need holiness, for “without holiness no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). As Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8). I don’t believe these verses refer to seeing God in heaven after we die, but rather to seeing God now, in the sense of entering into His presence in a relationship of intimacy so we can know His heart and mind.
What does it mean to be pure in heart? Pure means holy. Therefore, Jesus was saying, in effect, “Blessed are the holy in heart, for they will see God.” The word holy means to “sanctify, or set apart,” or “to be set.” “Blessed are the [set] in heart, for they will see God.” When you are pure in heart, your mind is set on God and His ways. “I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves [set yourselves apart] and be holy, because I am holy” (Leviticus 11:44). “I am the LORD, who makes you holy” (Leviticus 20:8).
Perhaps no word describes God better than holiness. God is saying, “Set yourself in the same way that I set myself; be holy, just as I am holy.” To consecrate yourself means to position yourself in such a way that you say, “I’m not going to stop until I get what I’m going after.”
Leviticus 20:26 says, “You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.” Holiness always involves separation. It has to do with fixing yourself on God and not being influenced by people whose minds are not centered on Him and who do not believe His Word.
Father, I desire to be holy as You are holy. Show me how to consecrate myself unto You and Your Word. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Holiness is critical to prayer because “without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
Reading: Exodus 29–30; Matthew 21:23–46
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