Paul tells Timothy in two letters to have a pure heart. This is not something Timothy could make himself but rather the result of his love for Jesus. Paul wants Timothy and all future believers to examine their hearts and check their motives. 1 Timothy 1:5 “The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” Paul wants to know if our love for others comes from a heart overflowing with love for Jesus. He needs to be the source of our love. In 2 Timothy 2:22 Paul encourages believers to look for others who share the purity of heart that you find in Jesus. “Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” He wants Timothy and us to chose friends that will encourage us towards right living and not worldly pursuits.
Since we are sinners, purity of heart can only be achieved through the redemption. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead to make a way for us to be ‘pure in heart’. His love for us is transforming and will clean up even the dirtiest of hearts. Talk with Jesus today and ask Him as David did in Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a pure and clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Jesus will not let you down but will lift you up and make you new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” Claim it today in Christ alone! Then look for fellow believers to encourage your new pure heart and your desire to love and serve Jesus.
Purity comes from Jesus alone,