Category Archives: Beatitudes

The Love Of Jesus Above All Things

We are well into the holiday season and the multitudinous holiday gatherings and gift shopping excursions are shifting into high gear. It is easy in the hustle and bustle of Christmastime, in the midst of the focus upon materialism and … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#8 1/2)

Beatitude #8 1/2- “Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#8)

Beatitude #8- “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (from Matthew 5:10) This is the only two-part beatitude from the Sermon on the Mount, and the first where … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#5)

Beatitude #5- “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (from Matthew 5:7) Mercy is an attribute of God and God is its only source. Mercy withholds that which the offender deserves and is motivated out of love. “But … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#7)

Beatitude #7-“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (from Matthew 5:9) What is a peacemaker and why is it that they are blessed and happy? And why are they, in particular, called sons of God, … Continue reading

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The Beatititudes of Jesus (#6)

Beatitude #6- “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (from Matthew 5:8) The heart (the core of our being) is to be pure, meaning our purity is to be inward and not merely outward in its … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#4)

Beatitude #4- “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (from Matthew 5:6) A hunger and thirst for righteousness is the antecedent to obtaining it. When we hunger and thirst physically we have a … Continue reading

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