Beatitudes of Christ
Beatitude Definition—Supreme Blessedness or happiness.
Eight Upward Steps In The Divine Life
Spiritual Mountain Climbing
Humility (Conscious need for help)
Matthew 5:3—Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Penitence (Mourning for Sin)
Matthew 5:4—Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Meekness (Marking the Birth of a New Spirit)
Matthew 5:5—Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Spiritual Appetite ( Signifying Growth)
Matthew 5:6—Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Mercifulness (An Attribute of God, indicating further Advance)
Matthew 5:7—Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.
Heart of Purity (Marking the attainment of Higher Altitudes, where comes the Vision of God.)
Matthew 5:8—Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Peacemaking (A Christlike Influence, Calming the Storms of Life)
Matthew 5:9—Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
The beatitudes consist of the Christlike attributes that Jesus gave to us as a means of being Blessed by him when we took on his perfect traits. He showed us the righteous traits that would bring personal peace and contentment, in a world full of rebellious and wicked people.
We live in a society so far from the Christian Graces, that even Christians themselves, feel as if they are foreign principles to them.
We know we are far from the perfect soundness, that the Lord taught in the sermon on the mount, when we see the uncivilized society we live in, people that are so steeped in wickedness.
Its time for Christians, to come up to the high moral standards of living set before them throughout the Bible, and taught to them by Jesus Christ, on the Sermon on the Mount.
Philippians 1: 10-11
(10) That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
(11) Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
~ King James Version comments by Joan Jessalyn Cox
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