TOPIC: PURIFYING OUR HEARTS TEXT: MATTHEW 12: 22 - 37 Our actions are guided by contents of our hearts. Jesus stated this fact in His interaction with the Pharisees who accused Him of using the power of Beelzebub to miraculously heal demon-possessed man. Jesus debunked their claims by drawing their attention to three fundamental truths: Every kingdom, household or city divided against itself can never stand; the strong man of a house must be bound before his possessions can be taken; and a good tree will always bring forth good fruits and vice versa. These examples were meant to draw their attention to the fact that He was not using the power of darkness but had overcome the devil and was working to make all things good for the people He came for. Therefore, we must strive towards purifying our hearts so that God's purpose for creating us would be fulfilled in this life and in the one to come.
QUESTION How do you know that your heart is pure? PRAYER Dear Father, I am a sinful being. Please help me to check my heart so that I can be a blessing to the people in my Church and community, in Jesus name, Amen.