In John 8:12, Jesus declares, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk-in darkness, but have the light of life.”
In Matthew 5:3-12, Jesus has shown us the essential character of the children of God that we will experience in eternity.
In Matthew 5:10-12, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile…persecute… and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
In Matthew 5:9 Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
In Matthew 5:8 Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Pure in heart means clean throughout, undefiled, without blemish.
In Matthew 5:7 Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.” Merciful means having compassion or kind-heartedness toward others.
Divine Blessing #4 – What is one thing that will give you the greatest blessing in your entire life?
In Matthew 5:6 Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled.”
In Matthew 5:5 Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Meekness in not weakness, but is a gentle and humble attitude with self-discipline that will never seek worldly power to uplift self.
In Matthew 5:4 God says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
“Blessed are the poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:3) means God wants to revive the spirit of those who are humble and repentant, not arrogant and prideful.
“Finally, my brethren, whatever things are true…noble…just…pure…lovely…good report, if there is any virtue or anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things… and the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:7 says “and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”