The heart is important in Scripture because it is the center of our personality and the center of our will and emotions. God wants us to have pure hearts. It is attainable; otherwise Jesus never would have promised it. What exactly is this purity, as in being “pure of heart”? It is a word that means “without hypocrisy,” or “single.” Later in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, “If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil [or “double-visioned”], thy whole body shall be full of darkness” Matthew 6:22–23 (KJV). To be “single,” or pure, means to have a single-minded devotion to Jesus. As the Psalmist wrote, “Unite my heart to fear Your name” (Psalm 86:11 NKJV).
To be pure in heart is to seek to live a holy life, and that is the secret to happiness. If you want to be happy, seek to be holy. As Martyn Lloyd Jones said, “Seek for happiness and you will never find it. Seek righteousness and you will discover you are happy. It will be there without your knowing it, without your seeking it.”
Ever heard the phrase, “heaven on earth”? A day is coming when Jesus comes to rule and reign upon the earth. It will literally be heaven on earth. And Friday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps pull back the veil to get a clear, biblical view of The Second Coming.