Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Blessings.4


"Blessed are you, who with humility recognize your need of God. The whole earth will be yours."--Jesus

The Father offers two rewards for faith in Him: heaven & earth.  The world (that part of the Father's family who will not obey Him) offers two rewards for faith in its system: Power & Status.  Those who strive for them live lives characterized--more or less--by ambition, insecurity, greed, lust, compromise, infatuation, pretense, ruthlessness, bickering, envy, suspicion, faithlessness, deception, pride, self-will.  In a word, a love for the darkness that hides the truth of worthless works.

The poor recognize this single truth: the one thing everyone needs is God and more and more of God!  They are rewarded with possession of His Presence!

The meek recognize the truth of God in everything: they see the truth of God in the flower, the truth of God in the rain, the truth of God in the face of a child.  They are rewarded with possession of His earth.