Matthew 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna.

“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.'  But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You … Continue reading Matthew 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna.

Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:10 "Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." I got nothing today.  I really don't know how I could write anything to this one simple verse. But I did think of a few reflective questions for you to ponder. How do you define "doing … Continue reading Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 5:9 " Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." It's not easy to be a good and faithful Christian these days.  Society is so set against Christian teaching and Christian living to the point that Christians are once again the outcasts, even persecuted   Even among our own loved ones. All … Continue reading Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.”

Matthew 5:8  " "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God." We wash our hands, our face, our hair, our bodies, behind our ears but do we wash our hearts?  Obviously we really can't open ourselves up and scrub our heart and put it back.  Who are the clean or pure of … Continue reading Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.”

Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.”

Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land." Nowadays we seem to only hear the word meek in the context of little baby kitties.  We don't hear it used too much anymore.  Webster's dictionary has 3 definitions of meek.  They are "1 : enduring injury with patience and without resentment : MILD … Continue reading Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.”

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted." How do we conduct ourselves when we approach someone who just lost a loved one?  There are some of us who handle themselves quite well.  They know exactly what to say and at the right time.  There are others that withdraw in fear … Continue reading Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”