“The Path to Blessings?”
Matthew 5: 10: “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” With singular focus many believers strive to escape poverty, and sorrow, and hunger, and by all means, persecution. At heart, the avoidance of these things was their reason for becoming Christians in the first place. But in the Kingdom of God these things are not an avenue to the blessings of better things, they are sometimes the better things, signs of a blessed life to be embraced, not cast off. Once more we see today’s comfort Christianity is not Christianity at all.