People who gathered around Jesus were anxious to get on with right living. The Roman government was violently overbearing and Yahweh had seemed far off and silent. Yet with Jesus, the living epitome of God personalized, yearning people found their hearts cleansed and their minds cleared. In Jesus’ Presence, while listening to His teachings and seeing the miracles, life was right and good again.
Out of the Scripture passages from Matthew 5 you are given Jesus’ words of blessing, instruction, and comfort. Jesus can speak to you as He says, “Blessed are those…,”and when one yearns for blessing from Jesus then Home is found daily in His Presence.
1 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
2. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
3. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
4 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
5. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
6. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
7 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
8 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.