Happy and blessed 1:
Beatitude: a state of supreme happiness.
That is what the bottle of aromatherapy oil says. But when Christians talk about the Beatitudes (capital B) they are talking about a specific set of teachings by Jesus given in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:3-12 or in the Sermon on the Plain Luke 6:20-23. The word comes from the Latin meaning happy and blessed.
I tried to find where I had blogged about this before, I know I have, but was unable to find it. I need to index and tag my blogs better. It was when looking at indexing my blogs on Matthes Gospel that I discovered that. It may have been done on the St Pixels or Wibsite blogs I had before this and have gone.
So for completeness, I am blogging the Beatitudes again. Here are the passages.
2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sonsa]”>[a] of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
Copyright: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.