October 16, 2022 | Dario Agnolutto | Matthew 5:2-7
While the first four beatitudes focused on Kingdom Character traits that are inwardly focused, Jesus now begins to encourage us with how our Kingdom Character should be lived out. Having mercy – not giving people what they may deserve as a result of their failures – should be something we comprehend better than any Kingdom Character trait. While the idea of mercy may run counter to the world’s concept of people “getting what they deserve”, it goes to the core of our own salvation in Jesus. As we learn to extend the mercy of Jesus to others, we will find ourselves living with a greater awareness of God’s ongoing mercy in our own lives as well.