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 5:14-16. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”

Matthew 5:14-16  "You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, … Continue reading Matthew 5:14-16. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”

Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Matthew 5:12-13 "Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you." It's not easy being a faithful obedient Christian these days.  … Continue reading Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

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 5:6 “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.”