8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8
God is much more concerned about what’s going on inside our hearts and minds than out outward circumstances. What we think about during the day has an effect on our beliefs and values.
King David talked about this:
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false,
and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24:2-3
A pure heart is truthful and free of deception. Deceit creeps up on us but we are to guard against it.
Guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23
Again, it goes back to what we think about throughout the day.
What’s on your mind throughout the day? What do you think about in your down times, when you’re finished with work and just want to veg?
Are you actively engaging in a Bible memory plan, even if it’s a verse a week? You’d be surprised at what the little bits of Scripture you have stored within you can carry you through the day.
A great place to start is this verse. Say it a few times out loud, write it down three times, and say it aloud again, and it’s probably committed to memory!