Tag Archives: Beatitudes

Those who are persecuted

Matthew 5:10-12 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My … Continue reading

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The peacemakers

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.” — I recently had occasion to say a public blessing over a couple from our church who had just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. As I … Continue reading

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The pure in heart

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.” — In the Middle Ages, it was widely believed that the mythical unicorn would only approach a virgin woman, because it was assumed that such an amazing … Continue reading

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The merciful

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. — I am literally poor. My debts far outweigh my income, and yet I scrape by from day to day, week to week. I am sure I do so … Continue reading

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Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.” — A transformation occurs when we accept Christ. Where before we accepted pretty much anything set before us and we lived like we pleased, … Continue reading

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