A Mourning Disciple
Matthew 5:4

 
The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2011, Max D. Hutto,

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 NASB

The second Beatitude describes a disciple as one who mourns. This mourning is not grieving over the death of a loved one or of physical loss. This character quality describes a follower of Jesus who mourns over his own sinfulness and failure as well as the sinfulness of others. The disciple recognizes sin and is grieved by it and its consequences. This mourning results in the disciple being comforted by God, experiencing His grace and mercy. He will experience the forgiveness of sin, deliverance from the destructive power of sin, and ultimate victory over sin.

Lord Jesus, I am horrified by the sin in my life. I am thankful that my sin is cleansed by the blood shed on Calvary’s Cross.

 

 



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