Contributed on Aug 28, 2017
Who will be blessed by the Lord. One of the qualities of the believer.
"Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." The theme of the whole Bible is that God's purpose is to call out for Himself a holy people, set apart from the world to belong to Him and to obey Him. This people's work is to be true to its identity—to be holy and to be different from ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2017
The first beatitude. Not the economically poor but those who are poor in spiritual qualities.
Certain portions of Scripture seem to be etched more deeply into people's minds than others. Psalm 23 is definitely one of these, so also is I Corinthians 13 and Hebrews 11. The Sermon on the Mount, as Matthew chapters 5-7 is commonly called, is another. Its popularity may stem from its position ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2018
Persecution the acid test of our faith. Persecuted for righteousness not for anything else.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for they shall be called the children of God - Matt. 5:10 -12 It may seem strange that Jesus passes so quickly from peacemaking in the previous beatitude to persecution—from the work of reconciliation to the experience of hostility. ...read more