Take The High Road

The next section in Matthew is Chapter 5, The Beatitudes.  The Beatitudes are blessings and my study bible describes it this way…

“Blessed here refers to the ultimate well-being and distinctive spiritual joy of those who share in the salvation of the kingdom of God.”

The Beatitudes are connected to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  Whether this is from one sermon or a compilation of sermons is not known. But before we start to examine each one, I want to talk about what Jesus is calling us to do.

The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ call to His followers to live a moral and ethical life. An almost unattainable moral and ethical life.  Some say it is describing life in heaven and is unrealistic for life here on earth.  I say it is Jesus asking us to try.  For in trying we become the better person, He knows we are inside.

Would Jesus dislike us for failing? No, I do not believe He would, but I do believe He would love us even more because we did try life His way. Jesus knows how imperfect you and I really are, and He loves us anyway!

So, in every situation in our lives, we should always try to take the higher road.

Next week when we start the Beatitudes, examine them carefully.  Figure out the adjustments you need to make in your life and try.

God Bless You!

God Bless America!

Author: jonithetentmaker

Published author of the awesome Christian children's book, "The Tent Maker". The Tent Maker blog and The Tent Maker.org website is free for kids. Stories, games, coloring pages, and contests. Fun and fellowship go hand in hand, especially if it is a child's hand! My other blog, Thru The Bifocals of my Life, is my adult blog about how I see life through the bifocals that I must now wear and a little hindsight 20/20! Like everyone, I am very much human, flaws and all.

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