Matthew 5:9-12 – HAPPINESS IN THE SERVICE OF THE KING
These two beatitudes show me some of my responsibility, and subsequent suffering as a child of God. And yet through all of this, I will be happy (blessed).
MY MINISTRY = PEACEMAKER Vs. 9
I am to lead people to faith in Christ, which will give them peace with God. Romans 5:1, 1 Peter 3:15, Mark 16:15
MY MISERY = PERSECUTION Vs. 10
See John 15:18-27 and 2 Timothy 3:12.
MY MASTERY = PRAISE Vss. 11-12
I am to rejoice in the face of persecution.
I am suffering for Jesus’ sake.
My reward is great.
I am following the example of the prophets who were also persecuted.