Disciple Up # 203
A Disciple’s Identity, Pt. 6; A Singular Heart
By Louie Marsh, 3-15-2021
Intro. A quiet week – windy day as I record – sorry!
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Other episodes in this series: Part 1: #185. Part 2: #188, Part 3: #193, Part 4: #197, Part 5: #199
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 (ESV)
Blessed are those whose thoughts are pure. They will see God. – GOD’S WORD Translation.
8 ‘Happy the clean in heart—because they shall see God. Young, R. (1997). Young’s Literal Translation
1) What does it mean to be pure in heart?
- Pure = SINGLENESS, ONE THING.
καθαρὸς τῇ καρδία – Greek Pure- Katharos – cathartic, cleansing,
“the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions” – Dictionary.com
Hebrew – bar lebab – בַּר לֵבָב
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24:4 (ESV)
- Not being PERFECTor a goody-two-shoes, holier than thou, etc.
The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes is a children’s story published by John Newbery in London in 1765. The story popularized the phrase “goody two-shoes” as a descriptor for a person or do-gooder who constantly virtue signals. Goody Two-Shoes is a variation of the Cinderella story. The fable tells of Goody Two-Shoes, the nickname of a poor orphan girl named Margery Meanwell, who goes through life with only one shoe. When a rich gentleman gives her a complete pair, she is so happy that she tells everyone that she has “two shoes”. Later, Margery becomes a teacher and marries a rich widower. This earning of wealth serves as proof that her virtue has been rewarded, a popular theme in children’s literature of the era. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Little_Goody_Two-Shoes
- Heart is the center or CORE OF MY BEING, the center of my soul.
- Pure in heart = singleness of heart– living for an AUDIENCE OF ONE
singleness of heart, the honesty which has no hidden motive, no selfish interest, and is true and open in all things
“2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2, ESV)
2) When & how do I see God?
- When Christ returns or I die then I’ll see Him.
2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:2 (ESV)
- Being focused on Jesus I SEE HIMworking in my life.
27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. Philippians 2:27 (ESV)
8 For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles. Galatians 2:8 (NIV)
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