Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” The Greek word for “peacemakers” is εἰρηνοποιοί (eirenopoioi), which comes from the verb ποιέω (poiéo) that means “to make, do, construct, create,” so literally it means, “one who creates peace.” As God’s children, we are given the ability to make peace. Not […]

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Beatitudes: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger & Thirst for Righteousness

Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Christ is the revelation of God’s righteousness and God’s kingdom. To seek God’s righteousness and to seek God’s kingdom is to […]

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Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Gentle

Matthew 5:5, “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.” The meek are kindhearted, soft-spoken, caring, and compassionate people. This is a mirror image of Christ, and so we shall reign with Him and inherit the new heavens and new earth after our bodies are resurrected on the Last Day (Revelation 20:6). The Christian […]

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