Titus 1:15 ‘To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
Our perception of people is based on our own character. The thief thinks everyone who is successful steals. The honest person believes & trusts. They see people like themselves. The pure in heart believe the best about others – give them the benefit of doubt. Like when you get a new car – Suddenly it seems like they’re everywhere but your never noticed before.
We destroy our capacity to love life when we live impure lives. Doubtful, cynical living robs us of breathtaking worship & gratefulness for the smallest of mercies. Cynical people don’t believe anyone has pure motives. They can’t even see a sunrise & be in awe! What a tragedy to live suspicious of everyone, thinking they’re not what they appear just because this person has chosen to live like that.
Help us Lord to own pure hearts, live unmixed lives, so we are united within, integrated words, attitudes, actions. True for You!