Day Eight – Persecuted

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven -Matthew 5:10 Well here we are at the end of this eight day series. I'm not sure how many of you have followed along, or worked through the beatitudes the past eight days too. I know that studying and

By |2008-10-31T01:15:19-04:00October 31st, 2008|Misc|1 Comment

Day Seven – Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. - Matthew 5:9 In this high charged political season it is hard to imagine being a "peacemaker". The words "fundamental difference" rang very loud to me as I tried to think about how you could make peace between two enemies. Yet there is

By |2008-10-30T01:15:17-04:00October 30th, 2008|Misc|1 Comment

Day Six – Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. -Matthew 5:8 In order to best understand pure in heart, I think I needed to set a baseline to work from. For me this was explained in one commentary as, "purity of heart is a work in progress in which both God and man

By |2008-10-29T01:15:07-04:00October 29th, 2008|Misc|0 Comments

Day Five – Merciful

Blessed are the Merciful, for they will be shown mercy - Matthew 5:7 A little different approach for Day Five. My study pointed out several very interesting points regarding mercy. There is the websters version which we are probably more suited to approach and think of as Mercy. However Jesus is calling us to something

By |2008-10-28T01:15:31-04:00October 28th, 2008|Misc|3 Comments

Day Four – Hunger and Thirst

"Blessed are they those that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. -Matthew 5:6 What is the hungriest you have ever been? How about thirsty? That question is obviously relative. Many of us have never really known what it means to be hungry. One statistic I read said that every 3.6 seconds,

By |2008-10-27T01:15:01-04:00October 27th, 2008|Misc|0 Comments

Day Three – Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth -Matthew 5:5 Like I said in earlier posts, this is just my crazy finite minds interpretation of the beatitudes as I reflect on them. That being said, as I read commentaries and resources on Matthew 5:5, one quote kept coming to mind. It comes from

By |2008-10-24T01:15:15-04:00October 24th, 2008|Misc|1 Comment

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