Essay on The Sermon On The Plain

1124 Words Dec 5th, 2016 5 Pages
“And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying” (Matthew 5) the eight Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are one of the most well known part of the Sermon on the Mount and the New Testament. A Latin noun, Beatitude meaning- happiness. Jesus gave a sermon to his followers explaining how to achieve true happiness. Jesus then proclaimed the eight Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12, also comparable to what was stated in Luke 6:20-22 the Sermon on the Plain, which gives the four Beatitudes and the four Woes. The first Beatitude is, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:3). “Poor in spirit” refers to be humble and talks about our relationship with God. We should be completely empty and open to God’s word, to free from pride to create us to be humble. It also refers to an honest confession that we are sinful without the proper virtues that we need to accredit us to God. One of the deepest forms of repentance- asking for forgiveness. It recognizes our deepest need for God. In contrast, doing the opposite of this would be not admitting you’re a sinner and not repenting your sins in which you have done. The second Beatitude is, "Blessed are those that mourn: for they shall be comforted" (Matt. 5:4). Moreover, “those that mourn” doesn’t mean they are sad. God wants us to mourn the sins and inequality that we see in our world today. The world we…

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