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Blessed are those who mourn

by on August 2, 2013

 

 

Mourning is a measure of love. You may read many obituaries in the newspaper every day. Most of them do not cause mourning for you.

But, what if your best friend or family member’s obituary appeared? Would you mourn? You would mourn because of love for that person and because of your loss of them.

Jesus said, blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Why did he say that? He knew that His followers would be saddened by sin and sins of life. They would be saddened by living under the curse of sin. We should mourn.

We should mourn for sin. Our own sin and the sins of others.

When Ezra saw the state of Judah and the violations of the Law of God, he mourned. He tore his clothes and pulled out his hair of his beard and head. He was in mourning.

 

What is your attitude toward sin? Does it cause you to mourn? It should. It should bring grief to your heart. It should bring grief to your heart because it brings grief to God’s heart.

Jesus’ theology was so different from ours. He blessed those who were poor and those who were meek and those who mourned.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:2

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