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God's Blessings
Bible Passage Luke 6: 17-21
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & book Luke.

God’s Blessings

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached March 2, 2022

SCRIPTURE 📖
17 Then Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place, along with many of his disciples and a large gathering of people from all over Judea, Jerusalem, and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon.

18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Even those who were being tormented by unclean spirits were being healed.

19 The entire crowd was trying to touch him, because power was coming out from him and healing all of them.

20 Then Jesus looked at his disciples and said, “How blessed are you who are destitute, because the kingdom of God is yours!

21 How blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied! How blessed are you who are crying now, because you will laugh!

BACKGROUND
As the ministry of Jesus grew, he chose twelve people to assist him. Jesus keenly taught the disciples and the crowds that often followed him and addressed their needs.

Though it was Jesus’ miracles and the provision of the physical needs that brought many to Jesus, he taught them vigorously to take away their ignorance.

One of Jesus’ most important collections of lessons is referred to as Sermon on the Mount and Sermon on the Plain by Matthew and Luke respectively.

Poor people have so little in this world. But they can know God’s secret God’s kingdom belongs to them! Jesus said that the kingdom is theirs. It is theirs, not only in the future but here and now. They can know God’s rule in their lives. He will guide them and care for them.

God will also bless those who are hungry now. They will have plenty to eat. God will supply everything that they need. God will bless those who are sad now. They will be able to laugh again. They see that many people and organizations in the world are wicked and unjust. They will be full of joy when they see that good overcomes evil.

Poverty, hunger, and mourning or sadness should not be the result of laziness or punishment for an evil act. If we are genuinely poot or suppressed because of social injustice, God will bless us.

LESSONS✍🏽
🔷 God’s love and care and protection expands to the less privileged in society

🔷 Poverty is not always a sign of laziness or evil.

🔷 We must be engrossed in the study of the Word of God and hunger for it always

PRAYER POINTS🙏🏽
💥 Pray for the destitute, street children and those in sorrow
💥 Ask for your spiritual blessings and protection from God

CONCLUSION📙
Riches must never make us enemies to God. We must love God and celebrate Him in every condition and status, complementing the efforts of one another for the growth of the kingdom of God.
AMEN

In series Bright Morning Reflections