Apr 29, 2020
Exposition on 2/7/2020
Vernon Philpott brings Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy." Now the focus is outward after the first four beatitudes focused inwardly. What we do now will come back to us later, as in loving those who do not love us in return. All of the descriptions of those who seek God — poor in spirit, mourners, meek, craving righteousness, merciful, etc. describe the life of a Christian but go against the common culture.