Seeing God

Last updated on January 31, 2022


“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus speaks about the blessings of His Kingdom. He describes the characteristics of its ‘citizens’. Among other things, these people are meek, merciful and poor in spirit. They are also persecuted for righteousness’ sake and they mourn. Apparently, their lives are not easy! Nevertheless, Jesus calls them blessed. He is not referring to a temporary feeling of happiness, but to a lasting joy in the fellowship of the Lord. These blessings will come in their fullness on the new earth. Then the pure in heart will see God. On earth, no one has seen God. Sinful people can’t see God and live. He is too great and holy. But on the new earth, when the pure in heart have been cleansed from every sin, “they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads” (Revelation 22:4). The apostle Paul is looking forward to this: “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

Are you longing to see God?

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