Blessed Are The Meek

(Matthew 5:5) “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” The concept of inheriting land was much more established within the mindset of those who were listening to Jesus at that time than it is with us today. We are used to thinking of the “promised land” as something awaiting us in heaven, […]

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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

(Matthew 5:4; Luke 6:21) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The word “blessed” means to be happy, to be envied, to be specially favored by God. But there is nothing happy, or enviable about mourning, nor is there anything particularly special about it; everyone experiences it at one time or another […]

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Blessed Are The Poor

(Matthew 5:3; Luke 6:20) “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” The Sermon on the Mount recorded in the book of Matthew is probably the most famous sermon of all time. Matthew devotes almost three entire chapters of his gospel to this sermon, which took place on a mountain […]

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