Monday, January 23, 2017

Group or personal study: Matthew 5:9

For the next few months (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), I am going to present a small class Bible study looking over Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. 

Group/private Study

QUESTION: What are you working for?

Matthew 5:9
“God blesses those who work
for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”

Now that a person has made the decision to follow Christ and accept his salvation, they then begin working for God. This scripture proclaims a blessing on those who are workers for peace. Most people think of someone who is an aid worker, a diplomat, or an anti-war protester as someone working for peace. God’s idea of a peace makes is bigger. “Peace, in the scriptural sense, implies all blessings temporal and eternal.” (John Wesley, Notes on the New Testament)

Considering Wesley definition, a peacemaker(person working for peace) is a person who seeks to do all possible good to all men.

The Disciple of Jesus doesn’t live just unto himself, but also for the greater good of those around them.
Sometimes the best “good” for someone might not be what they like but something they need. I don’t know about you but I never liked getting a shot, but were those vaccines good for me? Yes, they were, but I did not think they were growing up.

Not everyone is going to like what is good but it is our job to
help people get the best possible good in their life.

What is the reward?
You will be recognized as a child of God

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