Fractured relationships aren’t easy to restore. Perhaps you have a strained relationship with a friend or loved one that needs mending.
When we hear the term “righteousness” we often think of rules and regulations, a standard we have to live up to. Let's study the beatitude, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness."
Let’s discuss the seeming contradictions in the beatitude, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” Part 27
The idea of meekness winning the day doesn’t seem very realistic in our culture. And yet, in God’s kingdom, it’s the meek that will benefit in the long run.
What did Jesus mean when He said, "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth"? Let's continue an in-depth look at the Sermon on the Mount.
It’s possible to think of meekness as a character flaw, that someone who is meek is merely unable to fight back or stand up for himself.
Sometimes it seems like only the strong-willed and forceful get things accomplished, that meekness is out of date and won’t work in today’s world.
The dictionary defines the word "meek" as overly submissive, compliant, spiritless, and tame. Doesn’t sound like much of a way to live!
There’s a lot of suffering and heartache in the world. And if we focus on its brokenness for too long, it’s easy to lose heart. Let's study the beatitude, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." No, the world isn’t a perfect place, but there is hope!
We all want to say the right thing to someone who’s dealing with the loss of a loved one. We’ll learn that our presence means more than well-intentioned words.
We all go through periods of mourning, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, or the pain of a broken relationship. Let's reflect on the passage, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Shedding light on the Beatitudes Part 18
When we’re in the process of mourning, whether for a loved one or perhaps the loss of a dream, it’s not easy to see the blessings of God. And yet, in Matthew chapter 5, Jesus says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
In Jesus’ teaching known as the Sermon on the Mount he began by saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
The deeper we go into a relationship with God, the more we see how profoundly we need Him! Let's look at the Beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”