The Beatitudes were given to us during Jesus’ “Sermon On The Mount”. They are blessings upon which all Christians can count. They cover different aspects in each and every life. Upon reading them, back to your memory they will come. For you will remember having heard them when you were young. There are three elements of which the Beatitudes are comprised. When you think about it, these are facts you will realize. The first element is the announcement of a blessing and why we are considered blessed. It starts out each Beatitude, as you see how we pass the tests. The second element describes the kind of person to whom Christ’s kingdom will go. When you read them, this fact too you will know. Some aspect of the coming kingdom you will see, When you become aware of element three. The Beatitudes are listed below, So as you read them, all of the above they will show.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and they say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Now they’ve been refreshed in your mind. They’ll keep floating around for a time. The type of people the Beatitudes describe, Are the kind of people to which our actions should strive. If these Beatitudes from your memory seem to slip, Just read this, and they should come back quick.
November 30, 2018