Matthew 5:3-6 – THE RIGHT KIND OF HEART
When it comes to lessons in practical Christian Living, nothing surpasses
the Sermon on the Mount. With this outline we begin a series of outlines which will run for several months and cover all of chapters 5-7 in the Book of Matthew. Feel free to preach the series with your own adaptations, or simply use individual messages as you feel led.
THE RIGHT KIND OF HEART IS AN HONEST HEART – Vs. 3
A person who is poor in spirit is not “poor spirited”. He or she is someone who has an honest opinion of his or her spiritual condition. The person who will admit Spiritual poverty is well on their way to faith in Christ for salvation.
THE RIGHT KIND OF HEART IS A HEAVY HEART – Vs. 4
The heart that mourns over sin is the heart that will confess and find the comfort of forgiveness. Initially they will find the forgiveness of salvation. After salvation they will find the comfort of forgiveness for sins that they confess. 1 John 1:9
THE RIGHT KIND OF HEART IS A HUMBLE HEART – Vs. 5
According to Haddon Robinson, “Tied up in the word meek is the concept of power under control, the idea of being submissive to someone greater than ourselves.” (“The Christian Salt and Light Company”, Copyright 1988 by Haddon W. Robinson, Discovery House Publishers, Page 51)
Being Biblically meek is being in submission to God. It is not mean a lack of strength, but strength that is under God’s control.
THE RIGHT KIND OF HEART IS A HUNGRY HEART – Vs. 6
To hunger and thirst after righteousness should be a characteristic of every Christian. We should want to please God by doing what is right. We should hunger and thirst for the things of God and His word and apply them to our lives. As they do they are satisfied, but then they will hunger and thirst some more because they want to be satisfied again.