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I was recently reflecting on the Beatitudes, eight blessings recounted by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. It is interesting to note that the first statement seems to reflect the character of Jesus, whilst the second highlights the Kingdom expectation. As we seek to grow the Kingdom here on earth today we can reflect on these guidelines from Jesus in our own attitudes and actions.
“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.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Mathew 5: 3-10 (NIV)
“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
Corinthians 1: 30 (NIV)