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Thought from the Word

May 3, 2017

A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD

Matthew 5:2

“And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying”

Here are some more Christian characteristics as taught in Matt. 5:1-12

5. He is Merciful (v. 7). He delights to show mercy because he himself has had greatmercy showed him Christ prayed for His enemies, so does he.6. He is Pure in Heart (v. 8). His heart is right with God. Wholly yielded up to His holy will. Delighting in all that is pleasing to Him. Cleansed by the blood, and open to the light. 7. He Makes Peace (v. 9). He loves peace because he has the peace of God ruling in his heart. He seeks to make peace by beseeching men to be reconciled to God.8. He Suffers Persecution (v. 10, 11). If any man will live godly he must suffer persecution. "They persecuted Me; they will persecute you." Notice that these characteristics present us with a true portrait of the life of Jesus Christ. Are we trying to be like Him?

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