Looking back at our lives, we can remember promises that were made to us and not kept. The bigger the promise, the more painful the letdown.

God never lies. He promises that the pure in heart will see Him.

Who are these holy, guiltless, “pure in heart” people that will one day behold their King? How is this possible since all our ways are in full view of the Lord and our offenses are many in His sight? (Isaiah 59:12) Who can honestly say, “I have kept my heart pure, I am clean and without sin” (Proverbs 20:9)?

With men it is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Jesus came into this world a man. He had no greed or self-seeking in His heart. He was perfect and did not sin as other men did. God, Himself, was the only One who could purge our sins and take the veil away from our eyes (2 Corinthians 4:3-7).

When He gave us His Spirit to live in us who believe He is Lord, it became our guarantee that He would keep His promise that all who seek Him will find Him.

One day, all believers will be presented to Him without blemish and arrayed in a robe of His righteousness. For we are created anew and given a new heart. We are a brand plucked from the fire and our eyes shall surely see our King.

Lord, my heart was once deceitful and impure. Thank you for taking away my sins and removing them as far as the east is from the west and giving me a new heart so I can see you in my life. I will declare your praise. Amen.

Go Deeper — Read and digest 2 Corinthians 4:3-7 We don’t have to wait until we get to Heaven to see our Lord. Ask Him to show you specific ways His light is present in your day as you turn your heart to Him.

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