Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Matthew 5, 6, & 7 are 3 chapters called The Sermon on the Mount.

It's one of the biggest, most important teaching recorded by His disciples.

I've talked about it more than once. The last time I read it, I printed whole chapter for y'all to read.

I would suggest you take the time to just read through all of it if you're not overly familiar with those 3 chapters.

Then go back & read just a chapter at a time.

The revolutionary truth Jesus taught in those 3 recorded chapters is still pretty staggering.

So much of what is pivotal thought among followers of Jesus is found in those 3 chapters.

Here are the “blessed's” - there's 9 of them – 9 different things Jesus says God will bless those who demonstrate these attitudes or attributes.

Don't hurry through them – some of them are attributes we seldom see these days.

Matthew 5

1 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down.

His disciples gathered around him,

2 and he began to teach them.

3 "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,

  for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

4 God blesses those who mourn,
  for they will be comforted.

5 God blesses those who are humble,
  for they will inherit the whole earth.

6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,

  for they will be satisfied.

7 God blesses those who are merciful,
  for they will be shown mercy.

8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
  for they will see God.

9 God blesses those who work for peace,
  for they will be called the children of God.

10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
  for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

  11 "God blesses you when people mock you

and persecute you

and lie about you

and say all sorts of evil things against you

because you are my followers.

12 Be happy about it!

Be very glad!

For a great reward awaits you in heaven.

And remember,

the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.

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