How blessed are those who make peace! For they will be called sons of God.Matthew 5:9 CJB I am a middle child. I have three older sisters and two younger. My oldest sister, Cindy, is nine years older than me, while my youngest sister, Melanie, is nine years younger. The term most often applied to … Continue reading Shalom
How blessed are the pure in heart! For they will see God.Matthew 5:8 CJB I read a great quote on the Beatitudes by Skip Moen, PhD. He says, "[A Beatitude] is not a “blessing” that implies one party granting a favor to another party. A Beatitude is really a macarism, an announcement of an existing state, … Continue reading The Pure in Heart Sees God Everywhere
How blessed are those who show mercy! For they will be shown mercy.Matthew 5:7 CJB One of my mom's favorite expressions of surprise is "Mercy!" (Imagine a Southern accent with that) 🙂 My youngest son, Michael loved to imitate her by repeating it when she visited. My mom always got a kick out of it. … Continue reading Mercy!
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.Matthew 5:6 We are continuing our series in the Beatitudes. Today, we will examine the fourth Beatitude found in Matthew 5:6. You can go back and read the last three posts if you haven't already. We didn't have much growing up. My … Continue reading Do you Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?
We are continuing our series on the Beatitudes. You can go here and read about the first Beatitude called The Poor in Spirit and here to read about the second called Joy Comes in the Mourning. Now, we will look at the third Beatitude found in Matthew 5:5. O the blessedness of the meek! For … Continue reading O the Blessedness of the Meek