This year, we began memorizing "The Beatitudes". Jesus begins His Sermon on the Mount with, "BLESSED are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." That is not the last time the BLESSING of the kingdom of heaven is addressed in The Beatitudes. Jesus' Sermon on the Mount sets down the principles of kingdom living for His disciples.
The concepts of the "Sermon on the Mount" came up again and again in Jesus' ministry. Consider our new verses for this month as a challenge to FINISH STRONG:
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory,
and all the angels with Him,
He will sit on His glorious throne.
32 All the nations will be gathered before Him,
and He will separate the people one from another
as a Shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
33 He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on His right,
‘Come, you who are BLESSED by My Father;
take your inheritance,
the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to visit me.’