Monthly Archives: December 2010

I Am a Business Executive

I am a business executive. That means, according to Obama, I am the enemy. Yet, I am the one who creates jobs! And he wants to tax me out of business? That doesn’t make sense. What really needs to happen … Continue reading

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BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS Matthew 5:9

This is the seventh beatitude. It says that a characteristic of the child of God is peacemaking. The characteristic shows a “family resemblance” to the Father, for God is not characterized by disorder but by peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33) I … Continue reading

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BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART Matthew 5:8

This is the sixth beatitude. It says that the pure in heart are blessed. Looking at the heart first, it is good to note that the cosmology (or is it anthropology?) of Jesus’ day was different than ours.

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BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL Matthew 5:7

The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, (Exodus 34:6 ESV) The Exodus quote shows that the characteristic in fifth Beatitude is a characteristic of God, one that he proclaimed about himself … Continue reading

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BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS – Matthew 5:6

The fourth Beatitude is Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6) Like the first Beatitude, a physical circumstance – one that few of us would want to be in – is … Continue reading

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