Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were … Continue reading Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness Sake
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 This post is out of sync with the other beatitudes. I was multitasking and hit the wrong button. But here you go. Better out of sync than not at all. Thanks for understanding. The word heart in Hebrew and in Greek is … Continue reading Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Pure in Heart
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9 And here it is in the Amplified: Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, ]spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God! … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Are Peacemakers
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 Are we merciful? To show mercy or to be merciful is to treat with compassion those who have done wrong. To be lenient toward them, forgiving, not seeking revenge, or repaying injury for injury. It means to not give the offender what they deserve. … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in the Lives of Those Who are Merciful
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 Have you ever been hungry for cookies or chips? You’ve rummaged through every cupboard in search. At last, you see a familiar package behind the canned goods and pull it out. But you find it empty with mere crumbs … Continue reading What Great Blessings Are Seen in Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Meekness is often looked upon as weakness, wimpy. But true meekness is something altogether different. Webster defines Meek as quiet, gentle, patient, long-suffering, peaceful, easily imposed on, submissive. The translators of the Greek New Testament have similar definitions. But their definitions appear more … Continue reading Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Meek
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn? Surely, this isn't true. But the Amplified Bible sounds even more absurd. Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Mourn.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Have you ever wondered what it means to be poor in spirit? Have you maybe thought it meant to be poor in worldly goods, or someone not tuned into the Lord? Today, we are going to take a closer look … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in the Lives of Those Who are Poor in Spirit