14 Jun Matthew 5:3

3 “Blessed are…”  

This portion of Matthew begins with a section called the “Beatitudes”. It is all about blessings and each phrase begins with “Blessed are…”. Look to see the description of those who are blessed. The blessed are those who are poor in spirit, gentle, those who mourn, the pure, the persecuted, and the peacemakers. That is not the world’s definition of “blessed”. Jesus wants us to be different from the world! Which one of those things seems the hardest for you? This week, ask Jesus to help you, and don’t forget to write it in your prayer journal!