Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
In the Beatitudes, Jesus clearly stated we would find happiness and, ultimately, heaven.
Jesus spoke to the disciples.
Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Happy are those who are sad: for they will be comforted.
Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage.
Happy are those whose heart's desire is for righteousness: for they will have their desire.
Happy are those who have mercy: for they will be given mercy.
Happy are the clean in heart: for they will see God.
Happy are the peacemakers: for they will be named sons of God.
Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.
Happy are you when men give you a bad name, and are cruel to you, and say all evil things against you falsely, because of me.
Be glad and full of joy; for great is your reward in heaven: for so were the prophets attacked who were before you.
You are the salt of the earth; but if its taste goes from the salt, how will you make it salt again? it is then good for nothing but to be put out and crushed under foot by men.
You are the light of the world. A town put on a hill may be seen by all. (Matthew 5.3-14 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Each of the Beatitudes speaks volumes about how God wants us to act, and from those actions, Jesus clearly stated we would find happiness and, ultimately, heaven.
Loving Jesus, you gave us the Beatitudes as God Mose the 10 Commands to guide us. They are beautiful and challenging. They outline the path to real happiness and yet are a challenge to many. I ask you to help me brand myself with these thoughts so that before saying or doing anything, these beautiful statements flood my mind and guide me to act as you suggest. Let them bloom as flowers in my spirit, yielding the best person I can be. I am your garden to weed and nurture with the Holy Spirit and your words. I am yours. Amen.
Word of the Day
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