Devotional: Happy Are The Untainted
Purity is the vision of God. Nothing will make you happier than seeing Jesus. But the sin inside and around us makes us pursue other things at the cost of losing God’s presence. We become divided, stained, and tainted. In Matthew 5:8, Jesus shows us the way to restore our purity and see Him vividly again. Impurity was introduced in the garden after the devil sowed doubt in Adam and Eve. They – and we – began to doubt God’s word and sinned, losing sight of God and His presence as a result. Restoring our vision of God begins with getting back on the pathway of purity by taking the road of truth. The word of God changes our desires and creates faith to walk through worldly uncertainty with heavenly understanding. The truth leads us to forgiveness and cleansing by the blood of Jesus when we confess and shine the light of the truth on our sins and guilt. Purity is the daily process of having our hearts, minds, and emotional responses shaped by the Word of God instead of wordly deceptions.
Questions For Meditation
- When you think of blessings, is purity on your list of blessings? Why is purity so important?
- Is there a connection between purity and your closeness to Christ? What is the cost of choosing to live a certain way or doing certain things that offend Christ? What are you pursuing at the cost of losing sight of God?
- Are there any blemishes, stains, and guilt on your mind, heart, or actions over this past week? Over the past year? As far back as you can remember?
- Impurity was introduced when the devil sowed the seed of doubt. What doubts did your impurity begin with? Did you doubt that God is good, or that He is loving, or that he can bless you and provide for you?
- Purity is a pathway. How can you get on the pathway to purity? How does the truth in the Word of God activate your purity and blessing? When should you activate your purity with the Word?
- Purity is an act. What is the truth about Christ’s blood and redemption from sins? What does that do to your doubt, unbelief, and your response to your everyday life?
- Read 1 John 1:9. How can you become completely spotless and pure? When should you do this?