I feel like I frequently quote Soren Kierkegaard concerning purity of heart, but looking back through my blog posts I don’t seem to write about it as much as I think I quote it during my real life. Kierkegaard’s famous statement/work concerning purity of heart is:
Purity of heart is to will one thing
The opposite of this is what scripture refers to as being “double-minded”. James 4:8 records:
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
“Double-mindedness” pulls us in opposite and many directions. Willing one thing pulls us in the direction of the one thing. It directs everything else.
One of the summaries of Kierkegaard’s work that I really like is actually found in the movie “City Slickers“.
When you will one thing it is actually your “bae” (before all else). People may often say that something is their one thing but our choices may not always reflect this. If some thing actually is your “one thing” then every choice, every action, every movement has to directed by that one thing. Everything falls in line underneath your one thing. I believe life works best when we know our one thing and I believe we were created for Jesus to be that one thing for our lives with every thing else falls in line under being His disciple.