Mathew Chapter 5 starts Jesus’ most famous teachings in the Sermon on the Mount (Chapters 5-7). Here, He tells us how we should live. These are the rules of the Kingdom of Heaven. It’s really rather simple. We are to constantly strive to be Christlike. What people miss, is that there’s a benefit for each rule. And, as He says in the last verse of Chapter 5, “But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”Really?!How?! Let’s dig in….
One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, 2 and he began to teach them.
3 “God blesses (special honor and recognition) those who are poor and realize their need for him, (poor in spirit)
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
These are people who…
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