Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5.7-9
Not only is there blessing in attitude, but there is also a blessed behaviour as we try to survive and thrive as part of the Kingdom in a world which is not a part of the Kingdom.
Blessed are those who show mercy
Blessed are the pure hearted
Blessed are those who strive to make peace
Just think what a difference we would make in this world if we represented the Kingdom by such behaviour. Imagine if people knew Christians, not because they were harsh and mean and judgemental and hard to get along with but they knew as people who showed mercy to those who don’t like us or live like us or don’t behave like us. Imagine if we were only motivated by the purist of motives instead of our own agendas. Imagine if we in every situation we were the ones who strove to bring about a peaceful resolution.
How do you think they would respond? What difference could we make?
I don’t know for sure, but if we are walking in obedience to our King we can count on the fact that we will have the blessing of knowing that we are pleasing him.