Daily Devotion – November 8, 2017

Matthew 5:8

‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Reflection by Duke Yaguchi

This scripture is so simple in what it says, but has additional meaning in what it doesn’t say.

It doesn’t say those who work harder have a better chance at seeing God. It doesn’t say those who work smarter, or accumulate more or give more will see God. It simply says, those who are pure in heart. It doesn’t matter who you are. What your abilities are. Where you are on life’s journey, what matters is what is in your heart.

Polly often states that God knows what is in my heart at the times that I race through grace before a meal. Sometimes I do it because I’m hungry. But usually when I do it, it’s because I don’t want the food to get cold. If I pause to think though, I don’t know what hunger is. Even when I didn’t eat solid foods for 40 hours prior to my recent colonoscopy (everything came out okay by the way ;) ) I wasn’t really hungry. Not compared to a sizeable percentage of the world. And if I wait an additional minute before I begin eating, much of the world would love to eat food that “cold”.

Maybe God does know what’s in my heart. If so, I have a lot of junk to clean out to make it pure.


Dear God. Forgive me. Help cleanse my heart so that I may see you. Amen.

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