One of my favorite all time set of verses, is taken out of Matthew chapter 5. At the end of chapter 4, we are given the following setting: “The fame of Jesus had spread and multitudes had come to him and brought all the sick and diseased and demon possessed”. Then it states simply that He had healed them. Now imagine how he had ministered with compassion to each one, as they were brought to him to be healed. He must have been exhausted in the physical sense, but it had stirred His Spirit to teach the ones closest to him, the true meaning of what it means to follow him. No less than, He himself would give. The spotless lamb that gave his life a ransom for many!
It seems as if they were at the bottom of the mountain and Christ is looking across the multitude of people and for a moment, time stopped, and Matthew caught it. He starts chapter 5 with: “And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was seated, his disciples came unto him, and he taught them saying…..” And I believe in one of his most exhausted moments, came the most beautiful sermon ever given. He didn’t spit and stomp around. He was seated. However, you can bet, that every word fell heavy, as he spoke with all authority from Heaven.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:3-12 NKJV
This is one small part of the sermon, but what a load of promises of Blessings! Don’t give in to the temptation to fly right through them. Read over each one slowly and take that promise to heart!
💞 Know today that: you are loved, you are cherished, you are truly blessed!💞