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 5:4 “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.”