Posted by on 17 Jul 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

Photo Source: by Kevin Carden

Photo Source: by Kevin Carden

Who doesn’t want to receive a blessing from God, right?  So if we want to be blessed, is there a formula, a criteria, a series of actions we must do, or certain attitudes we must have? Unfortunately the answer depends on which preacher you talk to.

Here’s who Jesus said would be blessed:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.”  — Matthew 5:3-11 (NKJV)

Do you want to be blessed? Do you want to have mercy, and righteousness, and comfort in your life? Do you want to see God, be called his child, and inherit his kingdom? Jesus tells us plainly who will be blessed.

Instead of looking for a secret formula or checking boxes on our spiritual checklist, why don’t we take Jesus at his word, believe what he said, and start implementing these character traits in our lives. Then we will be blessed.