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.”