|Publication Date: 19 Sep 2008|
|Series: John Stott Bible Studies|
|Page Count: 64|
|Author: John Stott|
Developing Spiritual Character
The beatitudes reveal to us eight qualities that bring God's blessing: meekness and mercy, poorness in spirit and purity of heart, mourning and hunger, peacemaking and persecution. Jesus highlighted these to offer both encouragement and instruction on living distinctly as his followers in a world with values much different from God's. As we study these qualities and integrate them into our lives, we will receive the blessing Jesus promised to his followers then and now.