Jesus' teachings of the Sermon on the Mount were as shocking to His first-century audience as they are today. They grate against the natural bent of our sinful hearts, against the "wisdom" of this broken world. In fact, when you read through the beatitudes, you may think, "Is this really the way to happiness and joy?"
True contentment comes from knowing Jesus.
But true contentment comes from knowing Jesus, and knowing Jesus leads us to live according to His rule, that we might be truly blessed.
Take some time to reflect on the ways that the Sermon on the Mount is challenging you in this season.
Lord, forgive me for living according to the world's wisdom rather than Yours. Help me follow Your way, and may the changes You manifest in me spark a revival for Your glory. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.