Our choice to be blessed or not. LUKE 6:17, 20–26
On many of the occasions that we encounter Jesus in the scripture we are drawn to Him as He interacts with and teaches the crowds with whom He mingles. Today, on yet another occasion, He offers us powerful words of hope as He compassionately ministers to the people who had come to draw from His well of comfort and healing. They were following Him and seeking solace “…and to be cured of their diseases”.
But more importantly, this omniscient Son of God was privy to their pain and to their struggle, and as He outlined their various situations, He proceeded to show them there was hope for them in spite of their individual circumstances. He showed that, in sharp juxtaposition to the wealthy, their goodness and faithfulness were key to their happiness.