Monday 10 June 2024

Jun 10: Matthew 5:1-12

Key Verse: Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

I do like being reminded about how God looks after us in the storms in our lives. I may not have been through many of the storms others have been through, but ever time I have had to face hardships, illness and death, I know God has been with me and has been holding my hand. The comfort this gives me goes beyond our normal understanding of friendship and love as humans!

Jesus came to live amongst mankind so He could show them a new love which would go beyond their dreams. Mankind has a short memory in comparison to the world God created and we tend to measure things up against each other all the time. God measures things up against the truth and against His love for us with His grace covering all our issues we go through in life.

When Jesus was telling the disciples these words which we now know as the Beatitudes, He was giving them and us a glimpse into the love of God. No matter what state we are in, how far we are from Him and how desperate our situations are in life, we should always know God is with us every step of the way. We may not see it at the time because we may be too focused on life and hardships, but He is there and with us, blessing us when we are willing to stop and listen...

Points to Ponder:
Are you too busy in life to stop and listen?

Will you spend a few minutes today just listening out for God?