Blessed Are The Pure In Heart

If there is one statement of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount that captures the essence of the Christian life, it is this: Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God [Matt 5:8].

Commenting on this verse, D.A. Carson poses a set of questions that I think gets to the heart of this soul searching. 

  • What do you think about when no one is watching and when your mind slips into neutral? 
  • How tolerant are you to deception, shady humor, no matter how funny? 
  • To what do you pay consistent allegiance? 
  • What do you want more than anything else? What and whom you do love? 
  • To what extent are your actions and words an accurate reflection of what is in your heart? 
  • To what extent do your actions and words constitute a cover-up for what is in your heart?

Listen to this sermon for a closer look at what this verse means and how we can pursue it in our daily life.

About the Author
Ram Krishnamurthy is the pastor of Grace Bible Church located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He is married to Geetha and has 2 children. He can be contacted directly at

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