When someone seems pure… and innocent there is almost distrust because we live in such wickedness and lawlessness that is difficult to perceive of purity and righteousness. It is quickly assessed that there is something not right about such a person. When that happens… that’s a sick society.
The scriptures teach us: “All is pure to those who are pure. But to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their minds and consciences are corrupted.” (Titus 1:15) One side of this perfectly describes the pure person and the other side of the verse describes a broken and corrupt social system.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8) The pure in heart see the Father and the impure see their father. Or as the Lord said on another occasion: “You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
It is no wonder the pure and righteous person stands out clean and true and different.
“First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside may become clean too!” Jesus