2020-02-23 – Persecuted for Righteousness

Matthew 5:3-9 (NIV)

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 5:10 (NIV)

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Matthew 5:11 (NIV)

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

Matthew 5:12 (NIV)

12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.