The Word for today is found in Mathew 5:3-10
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (KJV)
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (NIV)
Over the next couple of days let’s look at seven of the Beatitudes and see what Jesus is saying.
V3 the poor in spirit here is referring to the new birth. Only a born-again person will see the kingdom of God.
V4 the New Birth brings the Holy Spirit into your life and he is called the comforter, therefore the child of God shall be comforted.
V5 Meek here in the Greek refers to one who is teachable. We think of meek in the English translation as one who is mild and humble. The Greek puts a whole different meaning on this verse. You cannot really inherit something that you are not open to be taught about. Do not be close-minded to the Word, but let the Holy Spirit lead you into all truth.
Think on these things and we will pick up at verse 6 tomorrow.
Be blessed in Christ, Pastor Louise.