Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7 NIV)
When I think of being merciful I think of someone who gives you mercy when you don’t deserve it. Jesus is merciful to me even though I am a sinner. His grace and mercy covers me. Yet, being merciful is more. It is about relationships. Doing deeds of mercy for others. Helping others because you love Jesus. Micah 6:8 says we are “to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humble” with God. Jesus said we are to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love each other as we would ourselves. This is what the Ten Commandments are all about: how to love God and each other. Mercy is all about love.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV)
You are truly blessed when you hunger and thirst for a closer relationship with the LORD. You are blessed when you seek Him with all your heart. You are blessed when you read His word and listen to His voice. Jesus is the bread of life. He nourishes you spiritually. He provides you with living waters.
Jesus invites us to come to Him and receive what He has to offer us. He offers peace and satisfaction. You will never be hungry again.
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. (John 7:37 NIV)
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