Good News if you are Struggling – Luke 6:20
Luke 6:20: And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
A huge part of my journey deeper into God’s Word has been getting behind the english translations and reading the greek or the Hebrew. And quite often I am blown away by what I discover. In this first part of the Beatitudes (which means blessed or happy) Jesus states that the poor are blessed as the kingdom of God is theirs. And when I checked out the greek I discovered that ‘blessed’ (makarios) is not just about being happy, but about receiving God’s favour, getting special attention and treatment from God. I found out that ‘poor’ (Ptochos) refers to not only being materially poor, or not having money, but also spiritually poor, so those struggling with their faith. And then I discovered that ‘kingdom’ (basileia) is Kingly power and authority.
So Luke 6:20 is saying that those who are struggling with their faith and those who are without money or work will receive power and authority from Jesus to deal with the massive challenges in their life.
Jesus power and authority are available to those who are struggling. If you are struggling, pause now, and invite Jesus into your heart and request the power and authority that comes from God. The promise is clear!
I praise you Jesus! Wow!!
Rev Mark Brown
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