The Beatitudes (2)

An examination of the beatitudes found in Matthew 5:6-7

Verse 6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

Great blessings will flow to those who earnestly desire and seek after God’s righteousness. The righteousness that we are to seek after can be found in God’s Word, in prayer, in the church, and through living a daily of life of discipleship. Growth is sometimes slow and there will be setbacks. Nevertheless, the true kingdom citizen will want to know what God has commanded us to do and how to live.

We live in a day where folks seem to be running from righteousness and sprinting toward evil.  Evil is good and good is evil in our time. God’s people, however are to search for and seek after God’s right way of living.

Seek to learn more about Christ and to obey the Word of God. The blessings of adoption await those who seek after Him.

Verse 7

Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

One powerful attribute of kingdom living is the ability of showing mercy. The merciful are promised mercy in return.

This being the case, the opposite must be true as well. Those who will not show mercy will not be shown mercy. Those who deliver condemnation will receive condemnation in turn.

So, what about you? Will you choose mercy or judgement? Will you choose compassion or condemnation? God bless you!

Tony French


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