Category Archives: The Beatitudes
Compartmentalize less; live to please God and put Him first in every area. Apply your faith in all you do, and tune out any voices that tell you it’s impossible. Look at the life of Christ, to see this in action. You can, because He did, and if you belong to Him, He gives you that ability.
Jesus strived to do the will of His Father in every area of His earthly life. I am reading a book called The Sermon On The Mount, by P.G. Matthew.
This sermon is in Matthew 5-7 and begins with the Beatitudes.
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Jesus is not saying that we ought to strive to do these things in order to be saved, but it is for those who ARE saved, to teach them that this is how they should behave