MATTHEW 5 IN FOCUS
Who is a christian?
What makes one a christian?
How do we stay blessed?
how difficult is it to obey the commands of God?
23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
It is! the Lord God Almighty expects an absolute holiness from His worshipers. Jesus said ‘God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
Staying according to the commands of God does not only makes us win the blessings of God but it also helps us to live at peace with all men as much as possible which is the epitome of our true peace.
When we understand that our fellow mankind were created in the image of God and a replicate of our own self and that what ever we do against such fellow is done against God and our own self, we shall least do what is evil in the sight of God.
We cannot be angels on earth but we can be a good representative of Christ Jesus on earth. Let us put God first and our self gratification last.
You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
PONDER: How can an evil doer be called a christian?
FURTHER READING: JOHN 4 MATTHEW 5