Just Some Thoughts on the Beatitudes:
So…when I am without and in need, I am blessed?
So…when I am starving, hungry, and yearning for something more, I am blessed?
So…when I am crestfallen and low, I am blessed?
So…when others bother me, ridicule me, insult me or worse because of my love for the LORD, I am blessed?
So…when I am faced with tremendous hardships, I am blessed?
You mean to tell me that when these things happen, I am blessed? I am fortunate? I am supremely favored? I can be happy?
What is the gain?
You mean to tell me that should I be faced with these, I can partake of the kingdom of God? I can be filled? I can laugh and rejoice? I can leap with gladness? I can be rewarded with heaven?
Jesus the Christ made this and all things possible.
His Word. Life Relevance. Holy Direction.