Tag: love

Where Does a Pure Heart Come From?

Pure HeartHere’s some practical(I hope) theology with a tiny splash of diet Calvinism…

Yesterday, I wrote about the aim of our charge as disciples. In short and simple terms, our aim is to be agents of God’s love. Not our tiny human understanding of love, but God’s love; His infinitely un-knowable grace and mercy.

Our only hope for conveying that kind of love comes from a combination of three sources.

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from (1.)a pure heart and (2.)a good conscience and a (3.)sincere faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5

Today, we’re talking about that first source. Here’s what the Bible says about the journey of my heart in 3 stages. I won’t talk about your heart, lest I get absolutely destroyed in the comments section. I do hope, however, that you can relate somehow with my experience.


The Aim of Our Charge


I want to love and serve people. That’s it.

It doesn’t matter if I’m coaching a leader, speaking to a crowd, or helping a young married couple buy their first house. My primary function is to love those people, to serve them well, and to do my best to reflect the glorious truth of the Gospel in all of it.

By God’s grace, that’s who I want to be and that’s what I want to do.

That’s my charge and if I could be honest with you, I think that’s every Christian’s charge. My problem is that I spend so much time trying to figure out what that looks like. I landed on this verse a few days ago and it gave me a nice little poke in the ribs.