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Hearing the Beatitudes as a Commoner

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and he began to teach them. "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:2-3 NLT Matthew 5:2-3

What if you heard Jesus Christ’s Beatitudes as a common person of the time? If you did, what Jesus says almost sounds like a fairy tale. After all, Jesus offers you entry into the realm of God’s kingdom. Jesus urges you to happily wait to talk with God, for He will grant your wish. Indeed, you can inherit the earth and enjoy its fruitful bounty. Don’t worry that God will tell His angels to toss you out of His kingdom. No, God will show you mercy, invite you into His throne room, and adopt you as one of His children. After that, still greater rewards are yours given your love and courage in the face of persecution. Yes, you will be honored the same as the great prophets of old. Like them, you are now the salt of the earth and the light of the world. So, be courageous and bold so others will see the light and praise God as your Father in heaven.

Only it’s not a fairy tale, of course!

See for yourself in today’s New Testament Bible reading, Matthew 5:1-20.

Prayer: Lord, I want to re-embrace the Beatitudes anew today. May they transform me.