Kung nabasa ninyo ang first part ng “be . . . attitudes” series ipapagpatuloy ko na ang second half nito. Tulad ng nabanggit ko nung una ito ay gleanings ko mula sa libro ni Max Lucado na “The Applause of Heaven”, sana tulad ng naunang part sana mabless din kayo sa second half.
Wala na akong paliguy-ligoy pa. Ipapagpatuloy ko na ang next part ng “be . . . attitudes”
• Be merciful.
Blessed are the merciful . . . (Matthew 5:7)
They are the one who have genuinely received the love of the Father and they in return have chosen to forgive. For they understood grace, the unmerited favor and love of God, and they are also willing to give what they have freely received.
They will receive mercy.
• Be pure.
Blessed are the pure in heart . . . (Matthew 5:8)
They are the ones who saw God’s holiness and saw how filthy their heart is—a heart that is marred with sin. For they want to approach a holy God with a clean heart. They’ve allowed God to purify them for they want to be cleansed inside and out.
They will see God.
• Be an ambassador of peace.
Blessed are the peacemakers . . . (Matthew 5:9)
No more striving for power. No more “I am right and you’re wrong.” No more wanting to be God. No more selfishness. For they value something more than power, they value the relationship. They are the ones who plant the seeds of peace.
They will be called children of God.
• Be ready
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness . . . (Matthew 5:10)
To suffer for Jesus is part of surrendering your life to Him. To be ridiculed, rejected, or even get killed for Him is part of living your life for His glory. Remember that we are temporary residents of this world but we will be reunited with Him soon. And Jesus, who willingly gave His life for you and me so that we will be with Him in eternity, will welcome you applauding and will say “Well done good and faithful son/daughter.”
Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
It starts when you know you are empty without God > then you accept that you cannot do it without Him > you rely on His power > and then you crave for His righteousness > you forgive others > you are purified > some people will start to hate you but take heart because great is your reward in Heaven.