It is exciting to me when the Lord reveals a new revelation of the truth. The last week I was watching a video by Jacob Prasch, a Hebrew scholar and a Messianic Jew. He is like a St. Paul and not afraid to speak the truth. He tells it like it is.
On this particular video he explained the Hebrew interpretation between a pure heart vs a clean heart. Jesus said in Matthew, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." In Psalm 51 King David says "create in me a clean heart". Is there a difference?
He explained that the Kings James Bible got it wrong in Psalm 51 and why. King David was crying out for a pure heart-- a heart without mixture. David had a heart after God. He did not want any mixture of the spirit of this world, his flesh or the devil in it. He knew that only God could create such a heart in him. He loved the Word of God and desired nothing more then to obey His God with all his heart, soul and might.
A clean heart could imply a dirty heart made clean. Even after many washing, the heart would be clean but not pure. There was a difference and David knew it. Only God could create such a heart--with a single minded, focus on the Lord and His glory.
Now I have a better understanding of what Jesus meant when He said, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." It is the mixture of this world, self and the devil that has kept me from seeing more of God. I have been double minded--in love with the world and the Lord at the same time. The book of James says, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Jesus asked Peter, "Who do you say I am." he answered Him "Thou art the Christ, son of the Living God." That is the truth without any mixture. This is the foundation we build our faith--Christ alone our cornerstone.