The Second Beatitude

 Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted. 

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    Usually when we say that a person is mourning they are referring to a person being sad because of sickness, the death of a love one, loneliness, or some rejection that they are experiencing.

    But in this truth Jesus was talking about Christians mourning because they realize that they have sinned against a holy God and have brought dishonor to His name. This kind of dishonor of God's very name brings great mourning to the true believer. When a true believer sins they know that the sin just committed brings great pain and sorrow to God.

    It is Godly mourning and sorrow that leads to repentance which brings salvation to those experiencing it. Godly sorrow causes us to loathe, despise, and reject sin, and this leads the believer to sincerely repent of those sins. Those who experience Godly sorrow truly forsake sin and turn to the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Only those who grieve over their sins under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and cry out to God, saying "Woe is me! I am a sinner. I am unclean. I have sinned against heaven and against you. I have sinned grievously. My sin is so great". They are the ones that will be comforted.

    Why will only such people be comforted? Because they alone know that Jesus Christ came to seek and save that which is lost. They alone look to the cross of Jesus Christ and realize that Christ died for their sins.

    to Beatitude 3.

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