Jesus preaches to his disciples on the Mount. After he called his disciples to be followers he needed to teach them. He starts with “The Beatitudes”. The word Blessed means “Oh How Happy”. When Jesus say’s “God blesses” he’s saying he’s happy with them.
We are blessed when we’re persecuted for Jesus’ sake or righteousness not our own mistakes. This makes me think of displaying your faith visually. Have you ever been mocked or persecuted because of your faith? I have. I have an awesome sticker on my car that says “Obey, Pray and Trust” and right above it, someone drew “Darwin”. I was so upset about it but that’s what happens when you display your faith visually.
We should let our works be done to glorify God, not ourselves. It’s like when people want recognition for their good deeds.There’s a human part that comes into play with this and that is exactly why we need to keep our focus on God. Satan tries whatever he can to keep God from being glorified.
Jesus goes into further detail about the law of Moses. Everything isn’t as simple as it sounds. He makes sure that his disciples know that. It’s so nice to read this in more depth. These things show you how much sin there really is and how bad it is in the world today. People get divorced over so many things other than unfaithfulness, it amazes me. If it’s in the Bible you must follow it. Remember, this is Jesus speaking.
When we believe in Jesus his righteousness enters us and we’re accepted by God. This is so true, once I developed a relationship with Jesus my life took a 180. I’ve had people tell me that I seem so different. It’s the righteousness that enters us when we believe Jesus. What type of changes have you experienced since you devoted your life to Jesus?
This is an open discussion, feel free to leave a comment or question.
Read: Matthew 6
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To Be Continued Tuesday, September 7th……………