The Beatitudes – Part 2

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Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy

Matthew 5:7

The merciful are:

  • partakers of the divine nature, and in them the compassionate love of God finds expression
  • those who manifest compassion to the poor, suffering, and oppressed.

Moreover, words of sympathy and acts of kindness would lift burdens resting heavily upon weary shoulders.

The merciful shall obtain mercy. The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Proverbs 11:25.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth; Psalm 41:1, 2.

God will fail no one in the hour of suffering and need who has given their life to God in ministry to His children.

My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God

Matthew 5:8

The pure in heart are:

  • true in the hidden purposes and motives of the soul
  • free from pride and self-seeking
  • humble, unselfish and childlike.

Unless you accept in your own life the principle of self-sacrificing love, which is the principle of His character, you cannot know God.

Therefore, our selfishness of heart prevents us from knowing and understanding God and Jesus Christ whom He had sent.

Moses was hidden in the cleft of the rock when the glory of the Lord was revealed to him.

Those hearts that have become purified through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit are hidden in Christ, beholding the love of God.

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the King shall be his friend. Proverbs 22:11.

Thus by faith we:

  • behold Him here and now, recognizing God in the character of His Son
  • discern God’s goodness and compassion in the manifestation of His providence through our daily experience.

Moreover, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, the pure in heart see God:

The pure in heart live as in the visible presence of God during the time He apportions them in this world.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Matthew 5:9

Sin has broken the peace between heaven and earth. It only can be restored by Christ. He is the Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6.

The grace of Christ received into the heart subdues enmity. Those who are at peace with God and their fellow men cannot be made miserable.

Moreover, the heart that is in harmony with God is a partaker of the peace of heaven and will diffuse its blessed influence on all around.

The spirit of peace is evidence of their connection with heaven.

Everyone that loveth is born of God. If any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His; but as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 1 John 4:7; Romans 8:9, 14.

And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. Micah 5:7.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Matthew 5:10

It is the privilege of walking with the Master in the paths of self-denial and reproach which Jesus teaches.

Though He who came to redeem the lost world He was opposed by:

  • the adversary of God and people – the devil
  • evil people and evil angels.

There is a conflict between:

  • righteousness and sin
  • love and hatred
  • truth and falsehood.

Therefore, persecution and reproach await all who are imbued with the Spirit of Christ.

Nevertheless, while the Lord has not promised His people exemption from trials, He has promised that which is far better:

As thy days, so shall thy strength be. My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Deuteronomy 33:25; 2 Corinthians 12:9.

Those who love their Redeemer will rejoice at every opportunity of sharing with Him humiliation and reproach.

Thus being partakers of Christ’s sufferings, they are destined to be partakers of His glory.

These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. Revelation 7:14, 15.

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  1. DA 298 – The Ellen G. White Estate
  2. King James Bible Version (KJV)

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