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Read Matthew 5:1-12


Read Matthew 5:1-12

5:1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him.

5:2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5:5 "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

5:10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:11 "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


You can't really take in all of this teaching in one quick reading.  Choose one aspect in which you are weak... Where are you the opposite of 'poor in spirit', 'mourning', 'meek', 'hungering and thirsting for righteousness'?  etc.


Taking your area of struggle ask God to help you to change you.  To help you to be meek, to help you to mourn as you hope for the kingdom of God to come, to help you to hunger and thirst for righteousness.

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