Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Beatitudes - Come Unto Christ ~

Here are few thoughts on the Beatitudes given by our Savior, Jesus Christ known as The "Sermon On the Mount". (New Testament; Matthew 5).This sermon was also given during the Savior's visit to the people of the Book of Mormon after his Resurrection. There are some variations as found in (The Book of Mormon; 3 Nephi 12) In both of these sermons the Savior teaches the doctrine of happiness.
According to the dictionary the word blessed means enjoying, happiness or bliss; favored with blessings, happy, highly favored. Other words to describe blessed are spiritual happiness or heavenly felicity. This Sermon is a gift from Christ to all of us. This is the pattern for us as his disciples to come unto Him.
President Harold B. Lee said the following: "In His Sermon on the Mount the Master has given us somewhat of a revelation of His own character, which was perfect, or what might be said to be 'an autobiography, every syllable of which He had written down in deed,' and in so doing has given us a blueprint for our own lives." (Decisions For A Successful Life by Harold B. Lee).
This is a list of Christlike attributes that we should seek after. This beautiful Sermon should be studied and implemented into our lives; one step at a time towards our own perfection.


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing His love.

singing/granny said...

I love the beautiful attitudes of our Savior! Thanks for posting this. It is a good reminder of what we should be focused on! Melody

Sue said...

The Sermon on the Mount is one of the more beautiful scriptures. And reminds us who Christ needs us to be.


Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

I have always loved the Beatitudes. So much to learn . . . and study . . . and live by. Thanks you for the gentle reminder!

Hugs and Love,

Darlene said...

The sermon on the Mount is truly a gift to us and his reference to our having happiness in our lives is truly wonderful.

We truly do have a blueprint for our lives, don't we?

Great post, LeAnn, we do need remindes every so often, don't we?

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

I love the Beatitudes. Something I should put on my frequent reading list.

Kelly Scott said...

Thank you for posting the video clip, LeAnn. It was very serene. I'm currently reading a biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was profoundly influenced by the words from the Sermon on the Mount and these words challenged him to stand up to Hitler. Maybe they can challenge us today to stand against the moral decline in our culture? Thank you for linking up with us at NOBH. I look forward to reading what you post.

Galen Pearl said...

I am going to go read it again right now. So right--everything we need is right there.

The WIlloughby Family said...

We talked about this for FHE last night. The video is so touching, I LOVE the new Bible videos!!! We also played the card game BEE ATTITUDES, it makes a great birthday or Christmas gift for kids. We have a lot of fun playing it as a family.

Sistas in Zion said...

We love the Beatitudes. The Sermon on the Mount is a beautiful and clear message of how we should strive to be. Thanks for giving us a great reminder today!


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