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The Sermon on the Mount: 8 Important Lessons to Know

By Comeuntochrist.org
Jesus Christ teaches the Sermon on the Mount on the Mount of Beatitudes.

Jesus Christ gave a sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes, high in the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It became known as the Sermon on the Mount. He taught about the gospel and how to be righteous disciples of Christ. A portion of these teachings are referred to as the Beatitudes, and they are outlined here. To read the rest of the sermon found in Matthew chapter 5, order a free copy of the Bible.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

What does it mean to be poor in spirit? It means to be humble. Humility makes us teachable.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

We will face challenges and problems that will test us. As we mourn over loss or trial, we are promised that we will be blessed as we endure. An unknown author made this statement: “If all suffering and unhappiness could be removed from our lives, what kind of people would we be? I believe it would be impossible to produce strong, noble, generous, compassionate human beings if suffering were eliminated from their lives.”

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

The meek are those who are gentle, kind, patient, tolerant; not proud, mighty, or conceited. Our Savior at all times was willing to submit to the will of God. Even in His moment of agony, He could say, “Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42).

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

We can show our love for God by keeping His commandments. It is our duty to know and to do God’s will. We can come closer to Him as we try to follow His teachings and learn more.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Author John Holmes made this compassionate statement: “There is no better exercise for the heart than to reach down and lift someone up.” Jesus Christ always showed forgiveness and mercy. Even when he was on the cross and near death, he said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Purity of heart leads to a love and knowledge of God. If we strive to be like God, our motives and actions will be honorable and our hearts will be pure.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Peacemakers try to keep themselves and those around them from strife and contention. Christ encouraged men to love and understand each other so that they could live together in peace. We have been commanded to love all men, including our enemies.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

We may feel pressures from society or other groups about the way we live, the things we believe in, and the things we do. Be proud to stand up for the principles of God and His Church. You will be the most happy when you are following Christ’s teachings.

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