Matthew 5:3-9

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.


Today, our attitude will tell everyone we come in contact with everything they need to know about us. There is a distinct difference between men and women of genuine faith and those who don’t know the Lord that they serve very well. And until His Truth is revealed in our lives, the difference is hard to comprehend. Jesus said, “blessed are the poor in spirit,” only those who know their lives depend on God alone understand the meaning. When He tells us “blessed are those who mourn,” only those who recognize that every soul was created to have a relationship with our Father understand. When we hear “blessed are the meek,” only those who trust in Him and not in themselves to provide everything they need in life, can understand. To “hunger and thirst for righteousness," to be “merciful," to be “pure in heart," and to be “peacemakers” is to be like Jesus Christ our Lord. Only those who know Him can genuinely understand. And the attitude is unmistakable.


1) How does my attitude need to change so that I can show others how good God really is?
2) What does it mean to be truly “poor in spirit”?
3) What situation or relationship can I be a peacemaker today?