A discussion of Matthew 5:10 Going deeper to the layers of the spiritual battle against our own flesh. To hunger and thirst means enduring a fast from things that we used in the past to satisfy our urges. There is pain in the process. "By faith put to death the sins of the flesh."
A discussion of Matthew 5:9. Who are the "Peacemakers?"Jesus was the first "Son of God" and he came to illuminate the narrow way for the rest of us. Along this way we will work as He did to bring peace between God and man.
A discussion of Matthew 5:8. There is great freedom in having our hearts rewired by God. Limits fall away, our addition to approval is healed, regrets disappear no more drudgery, and love overflows in the pure heart.
A discussion of Matthew 5:7. Having obtained mercy we owe merciful action in our relationships. Having obtained comfort, we are to use the comfort we have received to comfort others. Now that the God-shaped hole in my heart is full to overflowing, how do I help others make to the spring of living water?
A discussion of Matthew 5:6. "Hunger and thirst after righteousness..." I used to go after ... whatever, to fill the God-shaped hole in my heart. But it never worked. Now what?
A discussion of Matthew 5:5. Is meekness weakness? Or does it mean "malleable", like potters clay?
A discussion of Matthew 5:4. "What's it mean to mourn?" Does Gods comfort teach me something I can use later?
A discussion of Matthew 5:3. "What's it mean to be poor in spirit." What about brokenness is attractive to God?