Category: Sermon on the Mount

  • Craving Righteousness (Matthew 5:6; Isaiah 11:4-5)

    Craving Righteousness (Matthew 5:6; Isaiah 11:4-5)

    “But with righteousness He will judge the poor, and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; and He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt about His waist” (Isaiah 11:4-5). If we love Jesus, we will crave righteousness.

  • Satisfied with Righteousness (Matthew 5:6)

    Satisfied with Righteousness (Matthew 5:6)

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Just as our bodies hunger for food, the Christian’s soul should hunger after righteousness. God will feed us.

  • The Gentle Yoke (Matthew 5:5; 11:28-30)

    The Gentle Yoke (Matthew 5:5; 11:28-30)

    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

  • Inherit the Land! (Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37)

    Inherit the Land! (Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37)

    Jesus quoted or paraphrased Psalm 37 when he said “the meek shall inherit the earth.” The “earth” or “land” was an important part of God’s covenant promises with Israel and represents an important part of the Christian’s inheritance.

  • Blessed Are the Meek (Matthew 5:5)

    Blessed Are the Meek (Matthew 5:5)

    “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Meakness is not fearfulness, cowardice, or compromise. Jesus’ meekness is compassion and grace undergirded by inner strength.