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  • Paraphrase it!

    I thought it would be interesting to post a passage of Scripture and ask my fellow messageboardians to paraphrase it. Now, it will be more fun if you go ahead and paraphrase it before you read everyone else's.

    Also, every 10 posts or so, someone can post a new passage for us to paraphrase to keep things more interesting.

    Anyway, here is the first passage.

    Matthew 5:3-6

    3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

    6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
    Mommy to Brooke, Braden and Bristol

  • #2
    You have to be in thier shoes. Here are a people, chosen by God the Father to reveal His truth and light unto all nations, physically oppressed not only by a cruel foreign dictatorship, but also spiritually oppressed by a religious Junta who replaced God's gift with the teachings of men, and kept them from the gates of the Kingdom of Heaven. Of course Yeshua pitied them.

    But...remember Moses was 'meek' but certainly no pushover.
    Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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    • #3
      The haughty and the arrogant, feasting and celebrating, have their reward today and tomorrow will be dust. Do not lose heart and keep in mind that God is no respecter of persons. You will have, as your reward, life in a world to come, with no hunger or mourning or being beaten down.

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      • #4
        Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

        4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

        5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

        6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

        Folks that don't think they are "all that and a bag of chips" are the happiest people on earth, because their humility opens the door to heaven.

        Forlks that are sad for the right reasons always will find peace and comfort.

        Folks that do right without pretense or posturing win in the end.

        Folks that live only to please God will do so with great satisfaction.

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        • #5
          3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
          ...Blessed are those willing and able to learn from God.

          4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
          ...Blesses are those who have a heart full of Gods compassion for His creation.

          5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
          ...Blessed are those with patience, waiting on the Lord and trusting that He is faithful to His word.

          6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
          ...Blessed are those who seek and feed on Gods words.

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          • #6
            3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
            If you know you are lacking you will seek truth and he who seeks will find salvation.

            4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
            Deep sorrow goes so deep that only One who know you better than yourself can bring you comfort.

            5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
            Humility through servitude, not lording it over another, will gain more than respect from others.

            6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
            He who hungers after the things of Christ will never be for lack of want.


            And this whole thing to paraphrase in a nutshell: Eternal perspective trumps what we've got now!
            Seek ye FIRST the kingdom.
            Not second or third, but first.
            Only when all else pales to God, when He receives all glory,
            when He is the source of all hope,
            when His love is received and freely given,
            holding not to the world but to the promise to come,
            will all other things be added unto to you.

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