The sermon on the Mount.
|Blessed Are||Character Quality||Description||References|
|the poor in spirit||Humility||Stripped of pride and sensitive to God’s ministry on their behalf||Isaiah 61:1|
|those who mourn||Sensitivity||Responsive to personal sinfulness and tenderhearted toward one another||Isaiah 61:2|
|the meek||Meekness||Demonstrate of self-control and submission||Mt.6:33; 1 Peter3:1-7|
|those who hunger and thirst for righteousness||Obedience||Desire to hear and do the will of God||Luke 1:53|
|the merciful||Compassion||Outworking of faith to meet the needs of others||Luke 1:58|
|the pure in heart||Holiness||Lifestyle of set apartness including thoughts and actions||Psalm 24:4-6|
|the peacemaker||Reconciliation||Forbearance instead of retaliation; forgiveness of wrongs; restoration of fellowship||Romans 3:25; Eph. 4:32 1John 1:7|
|those who are persecuted because of righteousness||Commitment||Steadfast loyalty that cannot be broken||Luke 13:35; 2 Thes. 2:15-17; 2 Timothy 2:3|
|those who are insulted and persecuted||Patience||Willingness to endure suffering||1 Peter 2:19-21; 3:14 Rev. 12:11|
The Beatitudes teach us how to treat other people. The Beatitudes teach us how to act.
“My heart’s desire is to live the life that Jesus spoke about on the Sermon on the Mount. I know I cannot do it by myself. I know it is only done through the Holy Spirit and Christ alone. There are moments when I miss the mark. But thanks be to God that He picks me up and knock the dust from me. So that I can continue my journey with Him.”