Blessed Are the Persecuted

August 9 2020

Book: Matthew

Scripture: Matthew 5:10

The Beatitudes teach us that we can be poor in spirit, meek, and peacemakers, and yet the world will still oppose Christians because they oppose Christ. Ultimately, the only way to avoid persecution is to conform to the world and adopt its message. Rather than responding to this with discouragement and depression, Jesus says that the persecuted Christian is blessed to share the name and nature of Christ.