Saturday, January 03, 2009

These People Are Blessed.....check them out.

This is a continuation of yesterdays blog entry.

Matthew 5:1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them, saying:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  • Don’t forget that God is in charge.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
  • He didn’t promise us that this life would be easy, he did promise to help you through it.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
  • It’s not about me; it’s about God and then others.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
  • I need to long to be more like him every day.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
  • If I want to receive compassion then I better start showing some compassion. If I want to have a friend then I better be friendly.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
  • This is a tricky one since we can be fooled by our hearts so easily.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
  • True members of God’s family do not like fighting
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
  • We are in a spiritual battle so remember your reward when you are persecuted, keep your eyes on the prize.