Matthew 5:1-10; Blessings

Only repentant people can participate in the kingdom. “Theirs is the kingdom…” frames this section. The blessings come from God. What are these repentant people like?

  • They are willing to let God work. They cooperate with him, but they do not force his hand. Actually, they are in no position to force anything, and they know it.
  • They are humble. They live in the strength of God, since they have so little of their own. They want God at all costs. Their confidence is in him.

These are characteristic is a disciple of Jesus. These are those who will see God.

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