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Have confidence and be comforted in the life giving power of the Word.
The fear of death is strong. However, God's Word is clear that, as followers of Jesus, we no longer need to fear death. Paul explains this is a hopeful and triumphant passage in 1 Corinthians 15 in which he proclaims that when Jesus returns, God will transform our physical bodies, making them imperishable. The reason for this is because physical decay that leads to death is actually a just judgment for humanity's sin that Jesus paid in full at the Cross for those who belong to Him by grace through faith. Thus, not only do decay and death have no place in God's eternal kingdom, but also death has been redefined from a transition to eternal condemnation to a transition to everlasting life in the presence of our Savior. In light of this, ask yourself, "Do I need an attitude adjustment about death?" With respect to loved ones in Christ who have died, find comfort and encouragement from these verses as you grieve. With respect to your own death, replace fear with peace and security in Jesus.
Mourning is seen as a state of sorrow that is to be avoided, but it is a necessary step in acknowledging our sin and our need for a savior. The comforting that follows is only possible in the context of a sinner who mourns their sin, their lost condition, and their inability to save themselves.
Our comfort as God's people comes from the certainty of God's word
Jesus says that those who mourn will be comforted. What are they mourning and why is it a given that they will be comforted? Listen for the answers in this message from Matthew 5, verse 4.
The combined elements of the letter to all seven churches make a large description of the church Jesus had in mind.
Is the second Beatitude a kingdom virtue to be striven for, or is Jesus perhaps addressing the reality of life that many in the crowd actually faced? His promise is for a Kingdom in which those who mourn will not only be comforted, but can embrace a life that says, "the joy of the Lord is my strength!"