Peacemakers

Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) God is the God of order. He spoke the chaos into order in Genesis 1. His Son Jesus is called the Prince of Peace. By bringing peace we honor the family Name. Yet to make peace...
Pure in Heart

Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8) The common person reading this verse would likely say, “That’s not me. I’m not pure in heart.” No one is, all the time. But many do strive for it and have times of success. For example: An African...

Satisfying Our Hunger and Thirst

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.” (Mt 5:6) The New Living Translation says justice, not righteousness, which makes me wonder how they are related. They seem so different. As I studied, I found there are other...