Beatitude 2 – Math 5 vs 4
You are Blessed and Successful; When you mourn, for you will be comforted.
The person that mourns is that person who is poor in spirit and repents.
The mourning referred to here is about you recognizing that you are a sinner and understanding how much your sins hurt God and other people.
Without the Spirit of Conviction and a Loving heart; None of us can have this Attitude.
When we sin we MUST Repent and Never take forgiveness for granted.
When we want success or happiness at any cost the lines between right and wrong can become blurred and we stop living right or doing the right things expected of God fearing people.
Our Assurance is that when we sin and are Truly Repentant – In Mourning; God will comfort and Forgive us.
One of the greatest examples and Explanations about this Mourning/Repentance and Comforting/Forgiveness Dynamic is the story of the prodigal son.
The Parable of the Lost Son – Luke 15 vs 11 – 32
“There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants. So he got up and went to his father.
HE DEVELOPED THE ATTITUDE OF REPENTANCE – HE MOURNED AND SOUGHT HIS FATHER’S FORGIVENESS
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
What is your Attitude?
That of the Prodigal son – Attitude of Mourning and Repentance
That of his older brother – Attitude of Entitlement and Spiritual Arrogance