JAVA WITH JOE presents
the view from the bottom
10 days of digging into the beatitudes
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
Jesus said: If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. What could the people who are persecuting us possibly take from us - the Kingdom of Heaven is ours. When you seek to be righteous, to do God’s will, you will be persecuted.
Friends, the beatitudes are promises of blessing. They’re roadmaps to a deeper peace and joy than the world can offer. But if the beatitudes teach us anything, it’s that we’re living for more than this world. Our home is somewhere else.
The Ten Ten Group is on a mission to unleash your potential to be fully alive. Thanks for joining us on this journey through the beatitudes. Be blessed, be at peace.
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