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Blessed Are . . .

November 20, 2016

 

I was sitting in bible study and my teacher was talking about the beatitudes. She said that this was one of her favorite chapters in the entire bible because it describes spiritual traits to happiness and the outcome. The greek work makarios, translating to blessed is defined as; happy, supremely blessed,  well off.

So I decided to read through and do a little research myself. However, I looked at the entire bible, not just this one chapter to see where in the bible it mentioned makarios/blessed relating to traits or actions.

 

Blessed are the poor

"Blessed are the poor in spirit-for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" Matthew 5:3

 

Blessed are those who mourn

"Blessed are those who mourn- for they will  be comforted" Matthew 5:4

 

Blessed are the meek

"Blessed are the meek- for they will inherit the earth" Matthew 5:5

 

Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness- for they will be filled" Matthew 5:6

 

Blessed are the merciful

"Blessed are the merciful- for they shall obtain mercy" Matthew 5:7

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart

"Blessed are the pure in heart- for they shall see God" Matthew 5:8

 

Blessed are the peacemakers

"Blessed are the peacemakers-for they shall be called sons of God" Matthew 5:9

 

Blessed are you when others persecute you

"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake" Matthew 5:11

 

Blessed are those who obey

“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book” Revelation 22:7

 

Blessed are those who practice God's word

“Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” Luke 11:28

 

Blessed are those who believe without seeing

Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” John 20:29

 

Blessed are those that help the poor

“It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor, but blessed are those that help the poor” Proverbs 14:21


Blessed are those who trust in the Lord

"But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence" Jeremiah 17:7

 

Blessed are those who believe the Lord fulfills promises

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

 

Blessed are those who persevere

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

 

Blessed are the generous

"Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor" Proverbs 22:9

 

Blessed are those who wait for the Lord

"So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion.
For the Lord is a faithful God  Blessed are those who wait for his help.” Isaiah 30:18

 

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Hello and welcome! I'm Tayler- wife to my high school sweetheart, mama to three littles and angel twins. I love sharing about life within our home, motherhood, and all of the adventures we have. You can read all about us here.

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