Scripture for the day Matthew 5:7-9
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, Lord, I have learned that wisdom is only a by product of wanting something more than wisdom – to see God! Aim at knowing you, and you get wisdom thrown in. Aim just at wisdom – in order to be successful – and you get neither. At last I see it. It took me long enough. I praise you for your patience with me. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, once I tried to serve you only out of duty. Later I lived to serve myself. Both were paths filled with thorns. Only now, in small ways, am I experienced the unique motivation of serving you out of love and gratitude for a free salvation. It is an energy that does not exhaust me. Grow it in my heart! Amen.
Scripture for the day is Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord Jesus, you taught us that the way up is down, that the way to be rich is to give away. That seems stupid to the world, but I constantly see that it is the meek who in the end have the most power and influence. In my daily life I tend to grab for power rather than serving. Help me be meek, as you were. Amen.