Blessings, Prayer and Woes. Scriptural Alignment of Spiritual Truths in Matthew

We had recently noticed the parallelism or 'alignment' of the Beatitudes (Mt. 5) and the Woes (Mt. 23) given by Christ. There are 8 of each. (note: that NIV translations omit Mt 23:14, referring to it in a text note.) Taken in order and in cross-comparison we have an astonishing portrait. Godliness versus Godlessness. Looking … Continue reading Blessings, Prayer and Woes. Scriptural Alignment of Spiritual Truths in Matthew

The Model Life Pictured: Sermon On the Mount.

The Beatitudes are window; a lens through which we can view scripture and apply it in life. This is "Recovery" from living wrongly. The arrangement of the Beatitudes leads forward, ordering our relationships. First with God, then ourselves and then others. Further, these 'blessings' outline what we will do as a result living in right relationships, and the consequences of living for Christ. The order and arrangement of the Beatitudes is a formula for life.