Posts with the tag “the-beatitudes”

More than Forgiveness
by Devon McCoy on October 26th, 2021
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” - Matthew 5:7 If I’m being honest, I don’t know how many times I’ve read the beatitudes over and over again without even stopping to think about what each one means. I know they are important because it’s part of the truth that Jesus shares to the people, but it was so easy for me to gloss over them because it’s something I’ve heard so many ...  Read More
A Desperate Longing
by Devon McCoy on October 25th, 2021
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”- Matthew 5:6 ESVAs someone whose unofficial love language is to be fed when I’m hungry, any pieces of Scripture that have to do with being filled or satisfied always make me feel the love of God. A fear I often struggle with is that I won’t have enough or that I will be left lacking in some way, because I hav...  Read More
Beauty from Ashes
by Devon McCoy on October 19th, 2021
You can grieve and still be hopeful…"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." - Matthew 5:4 NIV"What delight comes to you when you wait upon the Lord! For you will find what you long for." - Matthew 5:4 TPTWhen someone is grieving, we never think of them as being blessed. Actually most people think quite the opposite, and even those in mourning commonly say “I don’t wish this even...  Read More
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
by Devon McCoy on October 18th, 2021
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3That’s heavy. Right off the bat, Jesus just rips the band-aid off. The Message translation reads “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.”I RESONATE with this right now. Part of it is the season of life. It’s the middle of the semester. It’s the first ...  Read More