Blessed Are Week Six from Central Women on Vimeo.
Welcome to week 6, my friends! "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." This week, we will unpack two definitions of what it means to be pure in heart, and I want to give them to you now to start pondering.
#1: To be pure in heart is to live a life of integrity both in thought and in action.
#2: To be pure in heart is to have an undivided heart in your relationships with God and others.
So, your first question is probably, "Who can do that?" I don't blame you because that's exactly where I was at when I first stumbled across those convicting descriptions. But, what if both were possible? What if both were entirely attainable?
As we study this beatitude this week, my prayer for each of us is that we will see and know that it is possible to have a pure heart in this impure world. Let's run after this together, shall we?Questions for the week:
#1: In the video lesson from week 2, we talked about sins of our thoughts, emotions, and speech. How has God increased your awareness of these sin struggles in your life since then?
#2: In what ways can you apply integral living (sound moral character) today in your home? At your work? Within your relationships with others?
#3: Which of the two definitions of pure in heart above stand out to you most? Why?Passages for further study:
#1: Psalm 51:10
#2: Galatians 5:16-24
#3: Ephesians 4:17-24Prayer:
Jesus, give us pure hearts—hearts that are bent toward righteousness and away from sin, hearts that are undivided toward you and others, hearts that are filled with your love for us. We want to see you. We want to know you. We want the blessing you promise in Matthew 5:8. So, purify our hearts, we pray. In Jesus' name. Amen.