Meditation on Matthew 5:1-10


Blessed are the poor in spirit,
“For they are just unworthy servants;
who have only done their duty.” [1]

Blessed are those who mourn,
For they believe:
“whoever lives and believes in Me
will never die.”[2]

Blessed are the meek
For they will be told :
“Well done, good and faithful servant!”[3]

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
for righteousness,
For they will hear:
“For when you took care of
the least of your brothers,
You did it for Me.”[4]

Blessed are the merciful,
For they know that
The Lord their God is a merciful God. [5]

Blessed are the pure in heart,
For their treasure is
protected by their love.[6]

Blessed are the peacemakers,
For the blameless and upright
will not be destroyed. [7]

Blessed are those who are persecuted
for their faith,
May they remember that:
“The man who formerly persecuted us
is now preaching the faith
he once tried to destroy."[8]

1- Luke 17:10 (NIV)
2- John 11:26 (NIV)
3- Matthew 25:23 (NIV)
4- Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
5- Deut. 4:31 (NIV)
6- Luke 12:34 (Paraphrase)
7- Psalm 37:37-38 (NIV/Adapted)
8- Galatians 1:23 (NIV)