Purity of Heart is the Will to One Thing

Purity of Heart is the The Will to One Thing:

Purity of heart. It’s what the believer in Christ yearns for. It is what is always beyond our grasp. And it is what he must continue to yearn for seeking the Holy Spirit’s empowerment to obey the command of Christ, “You shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)

This prayer by Soren Kierkegaard reflects the longing that each of ought to have for holiness and the humility we ought to have before God as we seek it.

soren-kierkegaard“Father in Heaven! What is a man without Thee! What is all that he knows, vast accumulations though it be, but a chipped fragment if he does not know Thee! Thee the One, who art one thing and who art all! So may Thou give to the intellect, wisdom to comprehend that one thing; to the heart, sincerity to receive this understanding; to the will, purity that wills only one thing.”

Let’s be a people who delight to pursue one thing. Let’s ask the Risen Christ to give us pure hearts—hearts that will one thing. Let’s make the pursuit of Christ and His holiness be the one thing that dominates our will.


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