Matthew 5:3-5 ““Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied”
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I noticed something this morning from verses 3-11 in Matthew 5 that I had not realized before. Jesus promises that we are to:
- Receive the kingdom of heaven (v3)
- Be comforted (v4)
- Inherit the earth (v5)
- Be satisfied (v6)
- Receive mercy (v7)
- See God (v8)
- Be called sons of God (v9)
- Have the kingdom of heaven (v10)
- Have a reward in heaven that is great (v11,12)
It is possible that a few of these promises could be fulfilled now. But it is probable that because some are talking most certainly about a future time in heaven, all are talking about that same future time. Which means that though I and my family may find comfort, satisfaction, and mercy in part now; we are not to expect that this shall be fulfilled in full until we reach glory. This puts a hint of patience behind our trust in these promises. These promises will for sure find their fulfillment, they just may not happen this side of glory.
Until that future time of glory comes, I find that the promises themselves now produce a partial fulfillment of comfort in my soul. These promises are to be believe and held onto by faith. And when we look by faith to the One who promises to completely comfort us who are mourning; we find the Holy Spirit gives us a sweet taste of the things to come.