You are the Salt of the Earth…Nevertheless, I Have Somewhat Against Thee.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. – Matthew 5:13 Christians should have the savor of Christ: to them who live it isContinue reading “You are the Salt of the Earth…Nevertheless, I Have Somewhat Against Thee.”

Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 2

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the likeContinue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 2”

Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 1

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecutedContinue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: Part 1”

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9 The gospel of peace—which we are to walk in as according to Ephesians 6—is an instrument of our armor and warfare as Christians on this earth. What is the gospel of peace? How does walking in the gospel ofContinue reading “Blessed are the Peacemakers”

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. — Matthew 5:8 “The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can know it?” We don’t always know ourselves well, but there is One who does and He tries our hearts—not so He can know us, because He knows us fully before we areContinue reading “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”

Blessed are the Merciful

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. The mercy of God in Jesus Christ is an amazing thing. For most of my life, the mercy of God was just this fact of life that I did not think much about. Later in life, when I became more serious about the mercy I claimedContinue reading “Blessed are the Merciful”

Blessed are Those That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. – Matthew 5:6 As Christians, our righteousness comes from the blood of Jesus first and foremost. We have all sinned, and the way I tend to look at sin is our tendency to do things that bring death to thisContinue reading “Blessed are Those That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness”

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:3 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. – Luke 6:21 There are a lot of things that we might mourn and cry over in this life, especially ifContinue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”

The Parables of Jesus: Building on Rock and Sand

17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; 18 And they that were vexedContinue reading “The Parables of Jesus: Building on Rock and Sand”