Mark this, then, either the saints must persevere to the end, or else the grace of God has done nothing for them effectually. Anyone will shake hands with an old friend, but we are to be cordially courteous towards every being in the form of man. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; And a far higher judgment than that of men; Matthew 5:22. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. They are often evil spoken of, they have sometimes to suffer the spoiling of their goods, many of them have laid down their lives for Christ’s sake, but they are truly blessed, for “theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”. Matthew 5:22. I would anxiously desire to be at peace with all men before I attempt to worship God, lest I present to God the sacrifice of fools. It looks as if they would be pushed out of the world but they shall not be, “for they shall inherit the earth.” The wolves devour the sheep, yet there are more sheep in the world than there are wolves, and the sheep, continue to multiply, and to feed in green pastures. Not that they may glorify you, but that they may glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:23-24. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. If you can do him any service, do it cheerfully, do it readily. Matthew 6:1. 9. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. God takes cognizance of the emotions from which acts of hate may spring, and calls us to account as much for the angry feeling as for the murderous deed. do not even the publicans the same? Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. They do in the truest sense enjoy even this life; their contented spirit makes them monarchs. Leave off strife before you begin. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. The Pharisee would urge as a cover for his malice that he brought a sacrifice to make atonement, but our Lord will have forgiveness rendered to our brother first, and then the offering presented. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Yet the second is evidently the clearer duty, and should be attended to at once: neither can we expect the Lord to attend to us unless we attend to this duty. do not even the publicans so? They should never even attempt to conceal it. The moment you begin to know Christ, you begin to have blessings; and the more you know of him, the more blessed you will be. For they shall be called the children of God. Pining to be holy, longing to serve God, anxious to spread every righteous principle,-blessed are they. Biblical and Practical Advantages for Meeting Within Homes. In law-suits, seek speedy and peaceful settlements. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. Matthew 5:9-10. Perhaps there are no powers of evil in the world greater than apostate churches; who can calculate the influence for evil that the Church of Rome exercises in the world today? Feb 2, 1986. For they shall be called the children of God. ou dunatai polis krubenai epano horous keimene; Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Anger “without a cause” is forbidden by the command which says “Thou shalt not kill;” for unjust anger is killing in intent. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Have a high standard. 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