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A humble heart

Updated on April 14, 2011

Matthew 5

The Beatitudes

1Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them saying:

3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4Blessed are those who mourn,

for they will be comforted.

5Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the earth.

6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled.

7Blessed are the merciful,

for they will be shown mercy.

8Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they will see God.

9Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called sons of God.

10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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As a Christian, this is my take on the beatitudes. HUMILITY OF HEART. It talks about being a peacemaker, having a pure heart, being merciful, being meek, mourning for those who are mourning and being poor in spirit. What are all these telling me? To adopt a Christ-like attitude. To be humble.

None of these things can be done with a revengeful, selfish, self-seeking heart. One has to hurdle all selfish intentions and look beyond what is self-serving to be able to achieve humility.

What kind of heart is God drawn to? A humble heart.

There is one corner in this universe that you can be certain of change : your own self, your heart. ( intimate place) Humility has its roots in Christ. He is the picture of genuine humility. He authored it, as a matter of fact.

When you lean towards humility, it draws the very finest in life.On the other hand, pride will alienate you from Christ. God is not against the proud, but He will resist the proud!

The "beatitudes" actually serve as a good reminder of how one should face life regardless of the circumstances one encounters. Whether people treat one kindly or unkindly, lesson is, our life barometer should always give a steady read: A person with a humble heart and spirit.

This is where a blessed life begins to blossom.

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    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      Celllebrate, Great Hub! Much spiritual wisdom here! As you so well stated! "The "beatitudes" actually serve as a good reminder of how one should face life regardless of the circumstances one encounters..." Amen! & AMEN!

      Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR

      Cellebrate! 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Dear Childcen

      it has been a gentle reminder for me too. Thank God for His amazing Grace. God bless you always.

    • childcen profile image

      childcen 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for sharing this important bible truth. It has personally reminded me once again to check my own heart towards God.

    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR

      Cellebrate! 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Dear Wbisbill.

      Thank you so much for taking time out to read this hub, and thank you too for hooking me up in your links. Appreciate it.

      God bless you and all your loved ones.

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      Wbisbill 

      9 years ago from Tennessee USA

      Great thoughts. Thumbs up from a fan. I included your hub in my links moduels for:

      List of the Beatitudes - Explaining the Beatitudes and other Spiritual Works of Mercy

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/list-of-t

      Grace and peace

    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR

      Cellebrate! 

      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      dayzeebee,

      thank you maam. you are an inspiration.

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      dayzeebee 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      hello Cellebrate! your love for God is evident. go and continue to build a stronger relationship with Him. May His light burn bright in your heart always.

    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR

      Cellebrate! 

      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Sweetiepie,

      Yet sometimes, being humble really takes a lifetime to achieve. So many lessons to learn first, and hit rock bottom (sometimes) before we can be stripped off of our pride. Thanks for the request. It made me think about the beatitudes as well. God bless you and hope to read more of your hubs.

    • SweetiePie profile image

      SweetiePie 

      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for doing such a beautiful job in answering my request. I agree with you about how Christians should have humility of the heart.

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