What Does Jesus Have to Say About How We Live

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.
Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
“Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed [are] those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
Blessed [are] the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed [are] those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
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 sons of God.
Blessed [are] those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great [is] your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all [who are] in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

— Matthew 5:1-16

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