"For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying and slander. These are what defile you." ~ Matthew 15:19-20, NLT
No unclean person can enter God's kingdom. Since Adam's first sin, all humanity has been plagued by evil. The heart became a house of unrighteousness and sin, ruled by self-centeredness. That made it impossible for you to love God with your whole heart or to love your neighbour the same way you love yourself. Your spirit was dead in sin, having no hope. You were headed down a path to eternal separation from the Father and Me. But My Father provided a way to remove all the evil from your sin-stained heart and replace it with My righteousness. At Calvary, He placed all your sin on Me. In your place I received all the punishment that you deserved. And by placing your faith in Me, all My righteousness has been transferred to you. You are clothed in My righteousness. That's why the prophet wrote, "'Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.'" Oh, what a God! Child, does anyone deserve your heart more than He does?
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." ~ Matthew 5:8