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Daily Devotional // Matthew 5:1-12

Daily Devotional // Matthew 5:1-12

Posted on December 02, 2018

God is not surprised by our circumstances. He knew there would be days filled with mourning. He saw those times when moments of injustice would make us angry. He foretold how we would be persecuted for doing right. And He knew we’d face situations of unrest and disagreement.

In fact, Jesus preached about these very subjects in the Sermon on the Mount, and He gave us promises to cling to in every situation.

For those who mourn, they will be comforted. For those who hunger and thirst for justice, they will be satisfied. For those who are persecuted for doing right, the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Ultimately, if people mock you, lie about you, and say all sorts of evil things against you, God promises to bless you.

We can stand strong under these attacks and remain hopeful when everything and everyone else is telling us to give up—because God will come through for us. He sees the faithfulness of His people, and He promises a great reward awaiting us in heaven.

Ultimately, when we’re exhausted by the trials of our day, may we remember the Beatitudes and take heart through God’s Word. Jesus is in our midst, His assurances stand the test of time, and He can indeed turn every poor situation for our good.

Reflect:
  1. What promise given in the Beatitudes sticks out to you the most?
  2. May this be our prayer: “Lord, thank you for your Word and the assurances you gave that remain true for all of time. When life throws me curveballs and my days are darkened with mourning or despair, may I remember the Beatitudes. You will comfort me, you have given me the Kingdom of Heaven, and you call me a Child of God.”
Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount

1 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,
    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
God blesses those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are humble,
    for they will inherit the whole earth.
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,
    for they will be satisfied.
God blesses those who are merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
    for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,
    for they will be called the children of God.
10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.


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