Date: January 20, 2016 at 2:01 AM
Topic: +DEV+ For They Will Be Comforted
For They Will Be Comforted
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4
Scripture Focus: Matthew 5:4; Psalm 126:6
The unbeliever looks at these words of Jesus in the Beatitudes and scoffs. "Blessedness in mourning? Ridiculous!" But these words speak volumes of comfort to you and me and everyone who trusts Jesus alone for eternal life. The Beatitudes are descriptions of what is true of Christians and points to what is also true of Jesus. Even though we mourn now, we are more than comforted in Christ, both now and in eternity.
The world seeks comfort in created things: its idols of money, sex, power, education, fame, beauty, talent, etc. In fact, mourning seems to be avoided at all costs. Blessedness - happiness - supposedly comes in the accumulation of things.
But the world's comfort is fleeting. It is here today and gone tomorrow, while the comfort of Christ is forever. The God who flung the stars into space and who calls them each by name loves you and me with a perfect, unfailing love - His blessed. Only in Christ can true comfort be found. Only in Him is the peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
Insight: Christians mourn over our own sin and the sin of the world. But the hope behind our mourning is more certain than tomorrow's sunrise.
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