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Have You Seen God?

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | August 10, 1975

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Jesus tells us that the pure in heart will see God. Pastor Wiersbe explains that this is a call to focus on cultivating the inner man to be solely focused on God. Do you have a desire to see God above anything else?

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

The more we grow in our Christianity, the less we pray about material things.

The more mature we are, the more we care about character.

Do we have a desire to see God above anything else?

The highest joy possible is being able to see God.

Three definitions to help us understand the beatitude “blessed are the pure in heart:”

  • Heart
    • The heart refers to the inner man, the master control.
    • We cannot get to God through physical means.
    • The heart is the source of human trouble.
    • The heart controls our speech and actions.
    • The heart is also the source of blessing.
    • Focus on cultivating the inner man, not the outward.
  • Pure
    • Pure means clean, washed.
    • Pure does not mean sinless, that is impossible. Pure means undivided.
    • To be pure in outlook means to have unity of focus.
    • Pure in heart means the heart focuses on one thing: God.
    • Our one desire should be to please God, and our one devotion to love God.
    • Purity in heart brings spiritual integrity.
  • See
    • God in His whole essence cannot be physically seen.
    • To see God means that we recognize God in every area of life.
    • We can see God in creation, circumstances, the Word, and Christ.
    • If our hearts are fully united, then no matter what happens we see God.
    • Whatever you love you see around you.
    • Nothing robs you of spiritual vision like sin.
    • Prayer, the Word of God, and worship can help us refocus our sight on God.

The most important part of our life is the part only God sees. Take time to cultivate it.

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