Blessed Are…, Matthew 5:7

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Matthew 5:7 (NKJV): Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

In order to be merciful, it’s important to understand what mercy really means. The definition at freedictionary.com for mercy is as follows:

1. Compassionate treatment, especially of those under one’s power; clemency.
2. A disposition to be kind and forgiving: a heart full of mercy.
3. Something for which to be thankful; a blessing: It was a mercy that no one was hurt.
4. Alleviation of distress; relief: Taking in the refugees was an act of mercy.
So, we see that it means to be compassionate. It means that we do not be heavy handed towards someone because they work for or serve us. It means that we show love towards them. Jesus never Lorded over The Disciples His position. In fact, it would seem that He served them and others to show what a True Leader is to be.
We also see that it means that we are forgiving. It seems that Our Lord instructed us to forgive others. He told us that if we don’t forgive, neither will the Father forgive us, Matthew 6:15. It seems that a lot of our Faith is based on forgiveness.
We see that it means to be thankful as well. Are you thankful for what you have/ Have you thanked God for His provisions and generosity to you today? We should give Him Thanks daily.
We also see that it helps alleviate distress. It means that we show someone kindness when they are downtrodden. It means that we help someone in their time of need, not because we feel obligated or that we have to, but because we care for them. It is through this kindness that we can lead someone to The Lord.
So, if we look at what it means to be merciful, then, when we show that to others, then we will receive that mercy from The Lord as well. Does this mean we show mercy just to receive mercy? Not necessarily. However, it does bring Joy to Our Lord when we do. He then in turn will do the same for us.
Do you show mercy to others? If not, why not? If so, then is there a way you could show others how to as well?
Let’s be the example Our Lord wants us to be today.
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We will continue  be looking at the Sermon on The Mount, continuing with The Beatitudes. Although,  we need Jesus to bring us back into A Relationship with God The Father, The Sermon on The Mount deals with Heart Issues which is what we should look at when learning to have that Relationship with God.
If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.
 

It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it.

We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already. If you need help, have questions or need direction in this regard, please, feel free to let me know.

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Any scripture referenced here is taken from New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted

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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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