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"Oh All Ye That Are Pure in Heart,"Jacob 3:1-2

Jacob 3:1-2

These first two verses of scripture have brought about a profound sense of peace in a very personal way. Only those who are aware of my personal struggles at the moment (which I haven't even been able to effective articulate to my own wife) may be able to fully understand why this is.

"But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction.

"Oh all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever."
All the turmoil that I have been dealing with has been swept away as I read these two verses, because I know my God is with me, because my heart is pure.

I have descended into a den of wolves. Wanting to avoid contention, by avoiding any references to God or my Savior Jesus Christ, has brought a great deal of uneasiness. I now realize in hindsight, this was a serious mistake.

I am reminded of the scripture, "If God be with thee, who be against thee?"  (see Romans 8:31)