Through the “beatitudes” that Jesus taught to His disciples, we learn about the godly characteristics which the Lord Jesus demonstrates in His own life, and the promised rewards to those who demonstrate these characteristics in their individual lives.
He is still working these (beatitudes) into the lives of His disciples today by His transforming power, and the sanctification of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
When we are lost in the world and living by the standards of this insane world our hearts are not pure but rather full of the sinful attitudes and behavior of mankind.
Ephesians 2: 1 – 5 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
Hebrews 10: 19 – 24 “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
As Believers we have been sanctified and cleansed and we do stand before God with pure hearts able to see God and to know Him, our Creator, Savior, and Lord. This is our eternal blessing (true happiness).