Proverbs 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

A pure heart. It’s what the King finds desirable. It’s what the King wants to hang around. No suspicions, no paranoia, no pretense. Who wants to be friends with a faker anyway?

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Here, a pure heart is what makes it possible to be with the King. Perhaps suggesting that the opposite creates a veil between God and man. The pure love sacrificed tore the veil, why choose to resurrect it with falsehood?

1 Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

The culmination of all of our learning results in love. That’s always what it comes down to: love. Every time. Love needs to come from a pure heart. Anything else is fool’s gold. When the Lord sifts me like a prospector, I hope He doesn’t need a magnifying glass to see the nuggets.

This is my prayer today: Psalm 51:10