Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.Psalm 51:10 (AMP)
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to Your precepts].Psalm 119:9 (AMP)
Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)
“Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart[those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.Matthew 5:8 (AMP)
“But be on guard, so that your hearts are not weighed down and depressed with the giddiness of debauchery and the nausea of self-indulgence and the worldly worries of life, and then that day [when the Messiah returns] will not come on you suddenly like a trap;Luke 21:34 (AMP)
22 This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [Jew or Gentile] who believe [and trust in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s Son]. There is no distinction,
23 since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God,
24 and are being justified [declared free of the guilt of sin, made acceptable to God, and granted eternal life] as a gift by His [precious, undeserved] grace, through the redemption [the payment for our sin] which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,Romans 3:22-24 (AMP)
1 Romans 3:24 i.e. His favor and mercy, extended to man who can do nothing to be worthy of it. It is God’s amazing gift.
And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].Romans 12:2 (AMP)
1 Romans 12:2 From the Greek word meaning “metamorphosis.” Refers to the process that leads to an outward, permanent change.
And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].Philippians 4:7 (AMP)
Come close to God [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people].James 4:8 (AMP)