SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020
TOPIC: HEAVEN FOR PURE HEARTS
BIBLE TEXT: PSALM 24:1-10
MEMORY VERSE: “Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” (Psalm 24:3,4)
If the engine of an automobile is not good, it will not be fit for distant journey. This implies that no matter how pretty the outward of an automobile may be, it will not be sound for use if the engine is malfunctioning. The damage of the engine is largely caused by the absence of the lubricating oil to cleanse the dirt from the engine or shortage of oil to grease the engine so as to work effectively.
Like an automobile whose engine is dirty, so also a person whose heart is dirty with sins cannot gain access to God. The Lord Jesus says: “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murderer, adulteries, fornications, thefts:…which defile a man…”
When sinful thoughts are cleansed from the heart by the blood of Jesus, the outward members of the body will no more sin. King David received an answer to his question that it took inward and outward holiness to see God. The blood of Jesus like the engine oil, purges the “…conscience from dead works…” Heaven is a holy place for holy people.
QUOTE: Heaven is holy place for holy people.
CHALLENGE: Blessed are the pure in heart.
PRAYER:LORD, cleanse me from all sins.