SUMC Daily Devotion
(6-4-2020) by Pastor Jerry
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. -Matthew 5:8
You may be familiar with the story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” When the emperor was naked, adults in the street couldn’t say, “The emperor is naked” because their hearts were polluted with impurities such as fear, flattery, and political correctness. The child blurted out the truth, “The emperor is naked” because his heart was pure with childlike simplicity. When our eyes are blurred with prejudice, greed, fear, or hatred, we cannot see things as they are. When we take off the glasses of distortion, delusion, and deception, we will see ourselves clearly and then we will see God finally.
Today’s prayer: Dear Lord, we often mistake lies for truth, and vice versa. Our eyes are blurred by greed, anger, and foolishness. Help us to see ourselves honestly and embrace others as the children of God. Amen.
1. No person can succeed without helping people.
2. If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
3. Your thoughts create your reality. Practice positive thinking.
– Les Brown
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