The beatitudes introduce and set the tone for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by emphasizing the humble state of humans and the righteousness of God. Each beatitude depicts the ideal heart condition of a citizen of God’s kingdom. In this idyllic state, the believer experiences abundant spiritual blessings.  The Beatitudes teach that people are blessed even in hard times because they will receive eternity in heaven. Also, we are blessed for having honorables qualities such as being meek, righteous, merciful, pure, and peacemakers.

 

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