Jesus said we should be pure in heart. Why? Because our heart is the root of all our actions.
From our hearts we have our motives, our desires, our goals and our emotions. So if our hearts are not right, neither will our actions be right.
Mark 7:21-22 says this, “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery coveting, wickedness , deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.” This is not a very good picture.
God wants to give us a pure heart when we turn to Christ in repentance and in faith for “the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son cleanses us from all sin”. (1 John 1:7)
Just so everyone will know, the African ministry is doing very fine. Not a lot of people but we totally believe the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are blessed we have Bethel Lutheran Church.
Matthew 5:8 says “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Amen.