Poor in Spirit (“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.)
- I am sensitive to the enormous gulf that separate my nature from God’s divine nature.
- I can do nothing without God.
- I do not resent God’s showing me my shortcomings.
Those who mourn (“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.)
- When life gets hard, I turn immediately to the help of the Holy Spirit
- Past breaking have purified me.
- I have no bitterness toward God for my past misfortunes.
- I will harbor no bitterness over the rigorous training of nobility (good character) as God molds me and shapes me.
The meek (“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.)
- My eyes are fastened upward on God.
- I need others in the body of Christ.
- The God of the body of Christ is more important to me then my position in it.
Those who hunger and thirst (“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.)
- Righteousness is more important to me then food.
- I thank God whenever I learn something about Him or acquire a new spiritual insight.
- The character of Jesus controls me more and more.
(T.W. Hunt) (ESV)