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Eyes on Eternity

And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out of him and healed them all.

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from the one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount.

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

From the Gospel according to Luke.

How is the simple Christian able to obey such lofty teaching? The answer is that we do not treasure our earthly lives; our focus is always on the life to come. How can the Christian find joy when all around them the world is filled with evil? Because we trust in the Father’s mercy, and we cling to Jesus’ words about how our present sufferings will one day receive an eternal reward. Thanks be to God.

5 responses to “Eyes on Eternity”

  1. No wonder the people were astonished at the teaching of Christ.

    I have been studying the sermon on the mount and it is hard stuff! My conclusion is that we cannot meet the standards of the kingdom, in the flesh anyway.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hey Dave. Empowered by the Holy Spirit we can strive for purity, all the while remembering that only Jesus is sinless, and he paid out debt. Love to you brother ❤️✝️🙏🏻

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  2. Hi Steven! Great post. Yes, this world and all its corruption and pain is passing away, but the kingdom of God is forever. Thanks.

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    1. Absolutely. Thank you Rebekah! 🙏🏻✝️😃


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