Psalm 24 is a good picture of what the life of a biblically pure person is to look like. But it takes the approach of saying what being pure isn’t. My last post I summarized the first part of this picture found in this Psalm by saying to be biblically pure means to have a heart that is not divided. To be pure in who we worship and our allegiance- namely the Lord Jesus Christ.
Verse 4 of Psalm 24 says a person with clean hands and a pure heart is one “who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.” The second picture shows us a person who is not deceitful in his heart. They are not play actors, or pretenders. A pure heart doesn’t deceive himself or others. He is pure in the respect that his heart motives and outward action are the same. Sinful motives do not drive him to act one way in words and deeds, while internally desiring another. Secondary hidden and sinful motives are carefully filtered, repented of and dealt with as presented through the work of conviction by the Holy Spirit. To be biblically pure means to have a heart that is not deceiving in its actions.
The third picture is coming next week.