The poor in spirit
Those who mourn
Those hunger and thirst for righteousness
The pure at heart
Those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.”
Ratting yourself how do you line up with the above list?
Personally i know i fall short a lot of times.
Poor in Spirit;
are you a proud person is your chest a little swollen when you have accomplish something, won a game, gotten a promotion, received something someone ells has not (pride) Mourning; Do you have or fell sorrow when you see others morning?
Or do you just brush it off because you don’t know what to say or do??
Are you gentle? Or are you harsh with others? Are you hard harsh and in your face with others?
Those hunger and thirst for righteousness;
To you have a driving desire to know the word of God, to know the Lord Jesus Christ, you would rather be in the presence of the Holy Spirit then anyone or anything ells?
Are you merciful towards others or are you sharp and short tempered with others?
Pure at heart;
Do you have Pire thoughts?
Are your motives for saying or doing something pure or are you doing it for something in return?
Are your words and actions Pure or motivated with greed and self-worth.
Are you a peace maker or when conflict arises do you start right out defending and attacking?
Do you talk about people behind their backs?
Do you argue with others when they disagree with you?
Those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness;
Have you been persecuted for sharing the Lord with someone?
Or have you been persecuted because you speak of Christ but live like the world?
Do you live a life that reflects Christs life or is it more of a reflection of the world?
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me”;
Because of Me, if you are being insulted and persecute and other falsely say all kinds of evil against you?
You need to ask yourself why, is it because i stand up for what the Lord has told you to, do i live a life totally dedicated to the Lord?
Or because you say you area Christian but still live to the world’s standards?
Take a look at first Corinthians 13: 4-8, read about Love if you learn about love it a smother transformation to live out the words above and to be blessed.
Patient, kind, not jealous, love does not brage or bost of self, love is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly, it does not seek it's own, it is not provoked, does not take into account when treated wrongly, love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, love bears all tings, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.
Love never fails.