In Matthew 5:8 Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Pure in heart means clean throughout, undefiled, without blemish. Sin pollutes, but the blood of Jesus washes the stains of sin away. In 1 John 3:1-3 we understand that, we are members of God’s family, who are becoming reflections of God, and the rest of the chapter shows us how to grow to resemble God: 1) Victory over sin (3:4-9; Psalm 37—God will pick us up when we sin); 2) Love for others (3:10-18); and Confidence before God (3:19-24). John 15:3 God gave us a choice to choose Him. 1 John 3:10-18; 1 John 3:19-24.
Hating brothers equals spiritual death. Love in deed and truth, not just in tongue.
In Psalm 24:3-5 the psalmist asks, “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? And he answers in verse 5, those has clean hands and a pure heart; who put God first in their life and do not worship idols, nor swear with God’s name (Cf. Psalm 16:8-11).In Isaiah 43:1-3a we learn that God is with us in high waters of life and rivers of doubt, fear, or tragedy. God walks with us through the flames and they will not scorch us. In Isaiah 43:5, we are not to fear because He is with us!
How can we be sure we will see God? Read 1 John 4:7-21; 2:7-11; 3:10-18; 5:1-5, God gives us a test of the Christian life. In these verses, the love of God is traced to its source in the Lord Jesus at the Cross of Calvary. Since Jesus gave His perfect life for us, shouldn’t we return His love by being in God’s Word and helping others? Christians show that they are God’s children by manifesting sacrificial attitudes and actions like Jesus. We should know and obey His Word and allow God to love others through us!