Daily Devotional – The Beatitudes

By on October 1, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Matthew 5: 1-16. Jesus pulled His disciples aside from the crowd to share these important truths. Jesus was the one who has brought the greatest impact upon this earth, yet His humility taught came from one not seeking the spotlight.

“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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 in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Blessed are those that are poor in spirit. It does not read blessed are those that have a trampled spirit! No where does God call us to be trodden on and abused! So why did Jesus refer to a “poor spirit”? 

You know the saying that the first step in recovery is the acknowledgment of the situation! Well, when I look at myself in comparison to God and His spirit, I am poor! I acknowledge that in comparison to the King of Kings, I am nothing at all. I see my weakness and poorness.

We are not poor and deserving of punishment by those around us. Compared to the riches and glory of God, we are poor, and we need to acknowledge that we are not all that!

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for God that I get to serve the Almighty God. The ruler and King of all the universe. You are worthy of all the riches and glory, and I hope that today, that I can help my little bit in making it so!

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – The Beatitudes