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 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." Who are we merciful to? Who are we not merciful to?  Why does it matter?  Obviously it matters because Jesus said so, here and in other places.  Our salvation is hinged on being merciful to others.  Jesus said in Matthew 6:15 right after … Continue reading Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”

Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." God calls us to know, love and serve Him.  He gives us this ability out of His infinite Love for us.  This ability is called free will.  The opposite of free will is not love, but rather would be … Continue reading Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”

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.”

Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  Matthew 5:3 Those who are poor lack something material and immaterial.  In the Old Testament "poor" were those who are without material possessions and those who have confidence with God.  Jesus is telling us that we can't be reliant on material wealth … Continue reading Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”