Blessed Are Those That Are Persecuted Because Of Righteousness

Blessed Are Those That Are Persecuted Because Of Righteousness
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Matthew 5:10

Some will revile or slander us just because we are Christians. They will hate us because they have rejected the Lord and Saviour we follow. Persecution takes place where two irreconcilable value-systems clash. We may lose everything on earth but we will inherit everything in heaven.

Blessed Are The Pure In Heart

Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
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Matthew 5:8

The world often prioritises what can be seen. It draws attention to the surface and the outward. God looks at the heart. He wants us to be pure on the inside not just externally compliant. He calls us to moral excellence.

Blessed Are The Merciful

Blessed Are The Merciful
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Matthew 5:7

Our God is a merciful God who shows mercy continuously. He calls us to show compassion for those in need around us. The world often insulates itself from pain and delights in revenge but God calls us to reach out to those in need and to forgive those who hurt us.

Blessed Are The Meek

Blessed Are The Meek
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Matthew 5:5

We are to have a humble and gentle attitude to others which is determined by a true estimate of ourselves. When we see how gracious God is with our wrong doing how can we not in turn be humble, sensitive and patient in all our dealings with others.

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
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Matthew 5:4

What is referred to here is not the sorrow of bereavement but the sorrow of repentance. We should mourn our loss of innocence, righteousness and self-respect. There is a place to weep over our sin.