It is from the heart that life flows and therefore the condition of the heart will have a direct impact on how you live here and now. Where your heart is today will always be a predictor of where you will be tomorrow. “My son give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways” – Proverbs 23:26.
The blessing promised to peacemakers are that they are sons of God. A peacemaker is a person who has peace and brings peace to others, one that promotes peace and that follows the Prince of peace, the One that brought us peace. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” – Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God – Matthew 5:9. We are called by God to be peacemakers. If you belong to Jesus Christ, it is your calling to reflect the Godhead here on earth, representing the God of peace and the Prince of peace by also bringing peace to a conflicted world. Therefore, know this peace and pursue it with your whole being for that is a sign that you are a son of God.
How can I cultivate purity of heart? We look to Christ to make us holy, but the pursuit of holiness is a calling in which a believer is actively engaged. We need to promote purity of heart towards growth through progress. How do we do that? Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God”
Do you want a heart that thinks what is right, loves what is good and desires what is best? This is only available in our Lord Jesus Christ! He washes your heart so that you will begin to hate what you use to love and love what you use to hate. He purifies your heart and gives you a new life. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8
All of us know something about the struggle of forgiveness and therefore it is important to understand the relationship mercy and forgiveness. Mercy is broader that forgiveness and forgiveness goes further than mercy. how then do we cultivate forgiveness that flows out of mercy? “Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy” – Matthew 5:7
Mercy is the character of God and therefore be ours as well. It is God’s call to us and we must embrace every opportunity to manifest mercy. in this 5th Beatitude Jesus call the merciful blessed.
What hope is there for righteousness? Only one and that is that you will hunger and thirst for it. With the Help of the Holy Spirit, cultivate an appetite for righteousness. What diet are you feasting on? Jesus Christ is the bread of life.
Hunger and thirst is more than just an interest, it is an intense desire. This intense desire, this hunger and thirst for God, and the passion to relentlessly pursue His righteousness is a hallmark of a true believer in Christ.
Matthew 5:5. Meekness is one of the marks of a growing walk with Jesus Christ. it speaks of love, steadfastness, gentleness and self control. it is strength under control that manifest the Holy Spirit in us.