Thursday, January 12, 2017

An Approach to Life

Matthew 5: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
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.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


Being “liked” or “pleasing” people is not the theme in this list. In fact when I read the “Be” Attitudes I can see a remedy to some of life’s ills.

  • When I want to be arrogant I should consider a poor spirit instead.
  • When things go dreadfully wrong it is okay to mourn.
  • When I feel hungry for power I should back off and seek a meek approach.
  • When I have sin on my mind I should seek righteousness as my alternative.
  • When someone has been downright disrespectful to me I should show mercy.
  • When my motives could go wrong I should ask for a pure heart in the matter.
  • When I feel like fighting I should back off and seek peace instead.
  • When I am persecuted because of the way I follow GOD I should look forward to GOD’s rewards.
  • When I am insulted, persecuted and falsely accused I should rejoice and be glad for great is my reward in heaven!

It is not always easy to “Be” this kind of person, but the more I try the more GOD says “Well done!”

  • Are you facing some difficult situations?
  • Do you feel that life is difficult?
  • Can you clear your mind by “Being” who GOD wants you to be?

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