8 Beatitudes of Christ – Sermon on the Mount

Bible Study Lessons from Matthew- 5:1-12

8 beatitudesYou’ve probably heard of the the famous sermon on the mount from the books in Matthew where Jesus gave the 8 beatitudes including one of the most quoted; “blessed are the meek“.

Maybe you use some of them now as an example for daily living.

But, have you read them lately?

This guide Christ gave us for living deserves a repeat, don’t you agree?

The 8 Beatitudes

When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. – Matthew- 5:1-12 NASB

Guide from Sermon on the Mount

These verses concentrate on the 8 Beatitudes given by Jesus in his famous “Sermon on the Mount“. The teachings of Jesus present a wonderful guide for living our lives.

For instance, Jesus is teaching in verse three that if we give all we have for Him, we will be blessed in heaven.

“Light Unto the World”

Sometimes we have to say or do things that contradict the way the world thinks and believes.

Christ says we are to be “in the world” but not “of the world” meaning that our light shines to those around us.

Christ Taught Love

We also must remain in a loving state even when it seems that no one loves us in return – an easy thing to say but an unbelievably difficult road to follow.

According to the Sermon on the Mount, if we continue to love those who hate us because we are Christians then we are following Christ’s’ way of thinking.

To quote a not-so-popular President Richard Nixon in his farewell speech at the White House, it went something like;

People will hate you but, they only win if you hate them back.

What Did Jesus Do?

Biblical mapsHe loved the people who would crucify Him

Jesus was hated by many but he never stopped loving them, even up till the time of His death.

Jesus was willing to die because of His great love for us.

 

What are we willing to do for Him?

Love in Christ

– Bob

If you would like to have more information about the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16.

 

Read Today’s Verses Here:

New American Standard Bible

New King James Version

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