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The Inward Attitudes of a True Disciple is our theme for the next few Sunday mornings.

This series is based on the Beatitudes, found in the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.

The Beatitudes vividly set forth the inward spiritual characteristics of those who are ideal citizens of the kingdom of God. 

Only when we are right in our inward attitudes can we be right in our outward conduct.

Today we are discussing, The Hill of the Lord.

Psalm 24 is often given the title “The Hill of the Lord,” because the verses containing this expression form its heart.

The question “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?” Is equivalent to asking, “What is true religion?”

The psalmist answers, “He that has clean hands, and a pure heart.”

True religion is more than a matter of having clean hands, it is first of all a matter of a pure heart.

True religion is not a matter of deeds or observances or worship at all, except as these outward appearances, which are seen, are a sincere expression of a pure heart within.

If the heart is pure in the sense Jesus wants it to be pure, the rest will take care of itself.

Mixing our two Scripture passages, we might paraphrase our beatitude this way, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall ascend the hill of the Lord, and stand in His holy place, they shall receive the blessing fresh from the Lord Himself.”

How complimentary this beatitude is to humankind, “for they shall see God.”

Created as humans are, in the image of God, they have the faculty of spiritual sight.

They can see God.

How beautifully this beatitude expresses the deepest longing of the human heart, “for they shall see God.”

The desire to see God, to look upon His face, is a longing as old as man yet as contemporary as physical hunger,

Throughout the ages, humans have cried out with Job, Oh, that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat!

And the better a person comes to know God, the deeper this yearning becomes.

How truly this beatitude tells us our deepest need, “for they shall see God.”

The sixth beatitude brings us face to face with the nature and the demands of true religion, which is first of all a matter of the heart,

Four questions demand an answer if Jesus’ words are to mean anything to us.


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Until next time

Stay in the Blessings

I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word.

When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer.

Theres nothing thats too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!

You’re important to God, and you’re important to us at The Refinery.

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