Jesus began his sermon with words that seem to contradict each other.
But God’s way of living usually contradicts the world’s.
If you want to live for God, you must be ready to say and do what seems strange to the world.
You must be willing to give when others take, to love when others hate, to help when others abuse.
By giving up your own rights in order to serve others, you will one day receive everything God has in store for you.
*** Thoughts from Life Application Study Bible Devotions, 4 June 2015 ***
Define contradiction and you will begin to understand how strange the world is to those who love and adore Father God in Heaven
What the world takes as a truth, go against the truth that God as set forth in His Word the Bible. So we end up with so many contradictions when we ignore God Word and we pay attention to the world’s standard. That is why we deny that there is a God in Heaven, that is why we rebut what is clearly stated in God’s word, that is why so many dispute the acturacy of God’s word, that is why so many challenge the velitiy of Heaven and Hell, that is why so many make counter offers when considering salvation, that is why so many believe that Christians are controversial in their worship of a God that they can’t see.
Many are inconsistent in there walk with the Father in Heaven and they spend to much time listening to those who challenge the way of Christ, stating that he was inconsistent, as if they really know, when in fact the evidence is overwhelming that he is who he says that he is. Modern man has only been here a hot minute and he thinks and acts as if he has all the answers, I think not. Modern man can even find the cure to cancer let along the answer to life, so please.
Blessed are those who really understand their real need for God that is real, who loves us, and who desires a real relationship with us.
Blessed are those who really desire to be comfort in their time of need by one who can give them strength to overcome the greatest odds.
Blessed are those who have the sense humble themselves before the ill winds of change hit them for the shall inherit the earth. Let those who focus on disputing the greatness of God in Heaven figure this statement out if they can. Just don’t spend to much time doing that because you miss heaven and roll into, well that’s another story because you don’t believe that place exsist and neither does it’s host so I know that I am wasting my time even addressing you. I know, I am inconsistent with the norm and the truth of today. That’s okay because I have been told that so many times that now I realize that one must check the source before believing what rolls out of heart of a person. God has proven himself to me, how about you?