Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8
If the objective requirement that God demands purity in His people is not enough (although it should be), this beatitude should persuade us.
It is the pure in heart who will see God. Of course, one day we will all be transformed, and we will all stand arrayed in pure robes before His majesty, but, until then, our sanctification determines our ability to see Him.
Seeing God is the answer to our purity, God’s loving response. Just as those who hunger and thirst after righteousness will be satisfied, so the pure in heart will be able to see Him in His purity more perfectly.
Surely this should drive us to become more pure in heart.