Do not let the world tell you what a blessed state is

Luke Bible Background

03.28.2019 – New Testament: Luke 6.20–23

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 6.1–26 on March 28, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

You can say with all confidence that if God affirms one thing, the world will affirm the opposite. Take for an example, what God says is a blessed person, and you will see that the world will deny it and affirm the opposite:

Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said:

“Blessed are you poor,
For yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now,
For you shall be filled.
Blessed are you who weep now,
For you shall laugh.
Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man’s sake.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!
For indeed your reward is great in heaven,
For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.”

– Luke 6.20–23

The world says blessed are the rich, the full, the laughing ones, and when men love you. However, you read what the Lord said. Therefore, do not let the world be your guide, for if you do, you will not find the blessings of God but His curses.

Questions:

  • Are you blessed according to Jesus?
  • Do you believe that the world influences your thinking?

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