Cultivating the Character of Holiness

Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16; Matthew 5:8 – In the sixth Beatitude, Jesus calls us to holiness. The heart was the center of a person’s being. Here Jesus says that those who have a pure heart – those who pursue holiness – will see God. God’s presence, his grace, his direction, his activity will become clear to us when our hearts are pure towards him.