Tag Archives: Beatitudes

What Are You Saying?

January 14 (Matthew 5:21-22 NIV) 21. “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22. But I tell you that anyone who is … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Persecution

January 9 (Matthew 5:11-12 NIV) 11. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Persecution, Look Forward

January 8 (Matthew 5:10 NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Persecution can take many forms, and it can occur for many reasons. Often persecution happens because of nationality or … Continue reading

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On Being Pure in Heart

January 6 (Matthew 5:8 NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Pure gold is gold without any other substance mixed in. A pure heart, in the Christian perspective,is a heart focused on accomplishing God’s will … Continue reading

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The Merciful

January 5 (Matthew 5:7 NIV) Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. If you watch too many popular television shows and movies you might get the impression that revenge is the primary reason for anything to happen. … Continue reading

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Hungering and Thirsting

January 4 (Matthew 5:6 NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Psalm 42 paints a beautiful verbal picture of what it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness as the psalmist describes … Continue reading

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Those Who Mourn Shall Be Comforted

(As I get used to my new schedule, these will begin appearing earlier in the morning my time. Thank you for your patience in the meanwhile.) January 2 (Matthew 5:4 NIV) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be … Continue reading

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The Poor in Spirit

This year, I am going back to writing daily devotionals. They will be topical, and I’m beginning with a series on the Sermon on the Mount. I pray that they help you grow deeper in your relationship with God. January … Continue reading

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January 5 – If Persecution Comes

Genesis 13-15 Matthew 5:1-26 “People will insult you and hurt you. They will lie and say all kinds of evil things about you because you follow me. But when they do, you will be blessed. Rejoice and be glad, because … Continue reading

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