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Blessed are those that Mourn
Posted On 03/28/2014 14:54:25 by PastorZomok

"BLESSED are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
--Matthew 5:4

Often when a person reads this verse they see it as paradoxical.  They wonder how they can be blessed when in such turmoil or heartache?  There is an answer to this and it has several applications for your betterment.  If one is mourning they can appreciate other things more and it opens their mind for spiritual potentials and insights.  They not only will learn from the sad experience but grow and help others. 

Most of our New Testaments don't make note of the fact that the english word "blessed" is from the Greek makarios, and this word does not correspond with our English precisely.  It has shades of meaning generally left without a footnote.  It has actually been translated as "fortunate" and "spiritually prosperous".

Keep this all in mind as you pray for insight.  Remember the sun rises after a long night.

pz 

Tags: Mourning Sadness Blessed Fortunate



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