References: Matthew 5When the King of kings arrived on earth to establish His eternal kingdom He preached a sermon to describe how the citizens of that kingdom are to live. That sermon has become the most famous and most studied sermon ever preached. Jesus' introduction is a section that has become known as “The Beatitudes,” and it is all about blessedness. Jesus draws clear lines to show us who is included in this kingdom and who is not, and offers several great and precious promises to those who are. These promises are of utmost importance in living the Christian life because they are designed by the Lord to provide us with the motivation necessary to live out the rest of the sermon.
Series: The Beatitudes
It is not enough to learn true things about God.
It is not even enough to experience the benefits of His attributes. We must not be satisfied until our experience of each attribute has been profound enough to move our soul toward deeper love for God.
We must keep learning and experiencing what is so wonderful about each attribute until there is a response in our affections -sparks of actual joy, peace, delight, awe, fear of God, security, satisfaction of soul, comfort, courage, and all the other benefits
Scripture promises will come from the nearness of God’s favorable presence. Each one of God’s attributes is a single ray in the spectrum of the brilliant radiance of His glory. That glory is an ocean, and just one drop of that ocean, if you could just see it clearly, would be enough to delight your soul and occupy your faculties of praise for all eternity.
This book is a journal of how God has been opening my eyes the past few years to begin to see a glimpse of that drop.