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My memory verse schedule is now wading into some of Jesus’ most famous words. The beatitudes were Jesus’ opening gambit that kicked off the Sermon on the Mount. He starts with this;

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I bet those words were a breath of fresh air to those listening. In those time the religious leaders had piled rule after rule on the people. The laws were fastidious, time consuming and frustrating. They were a heavy burden of guilt, constantly reminding people that they were not good enough.

Then Jesus comes on the scene and says that the kingdom of Heaven is for those who are poor in Spirit, it’s for those who are lacking, those who don’t make the mark.

This verse tells me that Jesus is there for the people who need Him. That His first thoughts are for the ones who need him most; people who get it wrong… People like me!

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