I have just finished with the series on the Beatitudes. I think it can be seen that Jesus Christ’s teachings were both provocative, as well as controversial. They were mainly the latter because they challenged the status quo of his times, and challenged people to see the sin within themselves in order that they might repent and change the direction their lives were heading in. Unfortunately, as we can see today, when those who have much are challenged to give more than they take, all hell breaks loose. This was the case in Jesus’ day too, and unfortunately Jesus was put to death on the cross for challenging the wealthy and preaching truth to the powerful. But Jesus’ story doesn’t end there, because he resurrected and his life and teachings live on in those who are faithful to him, as Lord, and his message as supreme.
This week I will be taking a short break from writing and will be putting out two previous devotions for your edification; however, when I do start writing up again, I will begin a new series that will continue on from the Beatitudes to the Sermon on the Mount as a whole. I pray you will continue reflecting on the previous series in preparation for the one to come.
Rev. Todd R. Lattig