“Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 AMP
People are complex. Motives can be too.
Some seemingly noble actions can find their origin in some surprisingly dysfunctional roots.
The condition of the heart reveals much about a person. A healthy heart condition is fundamental to spiritual growth and maturity. Proverbs 4:23 is a reminder to, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life” (ESV). Much of life’s issues are the results of seeds growing in the soil of our hearts. It's is a wise thing to examine and actively guard against anything that has the capability of polluting the hearts condition.
To be pure in heart is to act in a way that isn’t tainted and tangled by sinful perversions but to ultimately reflect Christ. To walk in the way of Christ, to seek to please and love Him in our resting and working, thinking and speaking.
Psalm 119:9 asks, “How can a young man keep his way pure?”, the response is clear, “by guarding it according to your (God’s) word.”
Many things are modified, enhanced and filtered in our society, to such an extent that pure forms of many things are actually foreign to us. But may the cry of our heart echo the psalmist who says, “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:10-11 ESV).
From purity of heart proceeds a wonderful blessing, the ultimate joy of the Christian, to see God!