Psalm 73:1 “Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.”
If God is a good to the pure in heart than we need to understand what it means to be pure in heart. We see pure in heart also used in Matthew 5:8 when Jesus is speaking the beatitudes. The Greek word for “pure” means to be “clean, blameless, unstained from guilt.”
The Psalmist goes on to say that he almost lost his footing because he had envied others. In his observation they are free from care (vs.12) and as a result he became embittered (vs.21). When he looked at the lives of others he is grieved. In his perception he has lived a pure life in vain (vs. 13).
When we compare our lives to others around us it very easy to loose perspective. God has put eternity in our heart and we need to let the compass of our lives come back to what is important. Verse 26 of our psalm says God is the strength of my heart and my potion forever.
If we want to see God and have a pure heart then He needs to come into our heart and be our potion and our strength. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us and make us free from blame and guilt. That is what will cause us to see God and He will create in us a pure heart and renew a right spirit within us.
Father: “I ask that you would create in me a pure heart. Forgive me where I have looked at others and sinned. Father wash over me with the blood of Jesus and set my heart on you.”