Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
The heart is the seat of our will, our values, our choices, our emotions and much more. The heart identifies us. Our heart generates our words and our deeds. It defines who we are, not only to others but most importantly, to God. He is the great heart-knower (Acts 1:24). We may fool people about what is in our hearts, but we never fool God. And so God pleads with us to “cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (Jas. 4:8). By following His word we are sanctified or set apart from sin (Jno. 17:17). Give your heart completely to God and live by His truth. Without holiness no one will not see the Lord (Heb. 12:14).