ALONE IN THE COCKPIT (TIME TO REFLECT)

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Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matthews 5:8

Jesus sat down on the mountain and began to teach his disciples the message they have to take to the people. When Jesus said “blessed are the pure in heart” , has a deeper meaning in the sense in which the world understands purity, like free from that which is sensual, pure from lust but true in the hidden purposes and motives of the soul, free from pride and self seeking, humble, unselfish and child like.

We read in James 3:17, The Wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. This wisdom finds expression in your good life, by deeds done in humility. But the earthly wisdom harbors bitter envy, selfish ambitions at the bottom of heart. Where there is envy and selfish ambition there you will find disorder and evil practice. But if you practice Peace in your relationship with others you will reap a harvest of righteousness. Therefore in all your relationship have the same “attitude of mind of Christ, Philippians 2:5.

Pure in heart see God in a new and enduring relation as their Redeemer; and while they discern the purity and loveliness of His character, they long to reflect His image. They see Him as a father longing to embrace a repentant son, and their hearts are filed with joy. In Psalm we read “I love you Lord, my strength”. We also read in Nehemiah 8:10 the “Joy of the Lord is your strength”.

We who are going to be the dwellers in the City of God will have to be pure in heart. If you love Jesus with all your heart you will manifest a growing distaste for careless manners, unseemly language and coarse thoughts. Revelation 21:27 says, “nothing impure will ever enter it nor will any one who does what is shameful or deceitful , only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

So we who are living in this World need to discern the ultimate reality, we will meet Jesus face to face. Apostle Paul calls it a mystery. 1 Corinthians 15: 51, Listen I tell you a mystery. We will not sleep but will all be changed (translated) in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet. This is possible only when we do not conform to the pattern of this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). The renewed heart is a pure heart.


(Adapted from Ellen. G. White)

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