A Clean Heart

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What does it mean to have a clean heart?  It’s an important question.  We know that we must have one in order to please God, as noted in today’s psalm passage.

A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.

A clean heart cannot be obtained through the intellect.  We cannot think our way into a clean heart.  We also cannot earn a clean heart by our actions.  We cannot work our way to a clean heart.

So how can we have a clean heart?  There is only one way, and that is to rein in our ego and just allow God to enter into our being.  Only God can create in us a clean heart.  Will we allow him to do it, or will we resist him?

The choice is up to us.

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