To know Jesus is to be blessed.

In other words, there is a “supreme contentment” that comes from knowing the King of all Creation and having the confidence inside that He’s in control. Consider the foundational truths from the beginning of His great sermon. Matthew records that 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…” – Matthew 5:2-3 NKJV

He went on to mention those that were mourning and hungry, those displaying meekness and mercy, and those that were being persecuted for the sake of righteousness. He gave forward-looking words of promise and comforting words for the day. Words that were kingdom-focused and anchored directly to Him. They weren’t based on a pagan system of “karma”, they were based on divine sufficiency coming only from Him.

People and circumstances can cause deep bruises, but there’s a contentment in Christ beyond the reach of the world. The Apostle Paul said he had “learned to be content”. He mentioned the many struggles of his life and then wrote these beautiful words:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” –Phil. 4:13 NKJV

In Christ, you are blessed. His strength will carry you through…this very day.

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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