The Kingdom – Blessed are those…
Thoughts on The Kingdom in Matthew 5:3-11.
We at times have brokenness and hardship and mourning in our lives, but God does not keep us there.
When we are broken, we will belong to the Kingdom (5:3)
When we mourn, we will be comforted ((5:4)
When we hunger and thirst for righteousness, we will be filled (5:6)
When we have pure hearts, we will see God. (5:8)
We can live in His Kingdom, be comforted and filled, and see Him. And when we are broken, mourning and feeling spiritually bankrupt, God will again fill, comfort and heal. We can live in fullness and comfort and healing. That is what Jesus wanted – John 10:10.
When I mess up, I get broken. When I have loss, I mourn. When I am distant from God and don’t have a pure heart, I eventually get hungry enough to turn back to Him. And I see Him.
Then there are ongoing qualities we can have – humbleness, mercy and peacemaking. Micah 6:8 says that the Lord requires us to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.
The humble will inherit the earth. (5:5)
The merciful will be shown mercy (5:7)
The peace makers will see God (5:9)
We can be sure that when we are humble, merciful and peacemaking, God will fulfill His promises of giving us an inheritance and showing us mercy. And we will see Him.
And when we are the children of God, regardless of how good we are, people won’t like us for our faith. But we are blessed to be His children. (5:11-12).
You are blessed…
May the Lord bless you and keep you and make is face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He turn His face toward you. And give you His peace (Numbers 6:24-26)