Luke 11:28

Categories: Scripture of the Week

August 27 – September 02, 2017

“But He said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.” Luke 11:28

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  1. Lorenzo G. Talatala Posted on August 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    We all want to be blessed by God and we all want to wish others God’s blessing. But what does this really mean? There are two main Greek words in the New Testament that are translated as “bless” or “blessed”. They are eulogeo and makarios. In our Scripture of the Week the Greek word being used is makarios which is an adjective Jesus is using to describe a person who hears the word of God and obeys it. It speaks to all of us who read the Bible and actually follow what it says even when it goes contrary to what tradition, society, our peers and religion tell us.

    Makarios is found all over the New Testament, but it is prominently featured in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12 where it is used nine times. The common denominator that we can find among all those people that Jesus was describing as being blessed is that all of them are BEING MADE RIGHT WITH GOD. In other words they are all going to heaven!

    So the question to us is do we really want to be made right with God? Many say they have Christ in their hearts but are not ready to obey His words and still cling to their tradition and religions. My prayer is that may the LORD lift up His countenance upon us and give us peace (from Numbers 6:26).

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