Isaiah 5:8 Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field
till no space is left and you live alone in the land.
Matthew 5:3-10 (NIV) 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
PRIORITY # 1 Don’t worry be happy
PRIORITY #2 Live from the inside out
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Poor means to be humble and realize that Jesus is all you need.
Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted.
Mourners are people who are so sorry for their sin, God visits them.
Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.
It is having the right or the power to do something but refraining for the benefit of someone else.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for God for they will be filled.
If you are really thirsty for God Jesus promise is that you will be deeply satisfied.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
The pure heart is more than an external purity of behavior; it is an internal purity of motives.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.
Peacemakers are those who bring the Prince of peace to others.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
To be merciful is to show forgiveness and compassion to those in need.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
The word Persecute means to be hassled. Impeded harassed or resisted. Resistance to our upward climb is not pleasant, but it is blessed. Why? Because it is undoubted evidence that we are really climbing upward.
PRIORITY #3 Father first, Jesus First, The Holy Spirit First
Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
- How does putting God first help my marriage.
- How does putting God first bless my emotions.
- How does putting God first bless my mind.
- How does putting God first bless my finances.
In the GREAT SERMON ON THE MOUNT Jesus SAYS The cure for all your cares is to put me first.