A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD
Read Matthew 5:1-12
Christ-like characteristic, that we observe, has its own special reward.Here are some mentioned in Matthew 5:1-12 that our Lord taught:1. He Shall be Comforted (v. 4). This is the hour and power of darkness. Being poor in spirit the kingdom is sure, and all the comforts of the kingdom will yet be given.2. He Shall Inherit (v. 5). The saints have not much of the earth just now, but when He comes they shall inherit it (Rev. 20:6). There is a good time coming (Dan. 7:22).3. He Shall be Filled (v. 6). "They shall hunger no more." We shall be satisfied when we awake in His likeness. Filled with all the fulness of God. Present hunger is the evidence of future filling. There is satisfaction for every holy longing.4. He Shall Obtain Mercy (v. 7). The mercy of God, which covered his sin, can cover every fault and failing. Blameless.5. He Shall See God (v. 8). Because his heart is pure he is an holy one (Heb. 12:14). Holy eyes see holy things; a holy heart shall see a holy God. Holiness is capacity for God.6. He Shall be Called a Child of God (v. 9). The world says, "pestilent fellows." Christ says, "Sons of God." Every one like the children of a king (Judges 8:18).7. He Shall be Rewarded (v 12). "Great is your reward in Heaven." Reviled on earth; rewarded in Heaven with an eternal weight of glory (2 Cor. 4:17). Let not the fear of man rob you of your reward.I hope these three “Thoughts” are helpful to you as they were to me.Our goal should be to become like Jesus so let’s accept the challenge.
Believers seek different blessings and benefits therefore, they have different attitudes