In our world today, wouldnâ€™t it be nice to know your happiness is not dependent on having even your most basic physical needs met? If â€śblessedâ€ť means â€śhappy,â€ť what was Jesus getting at when He said, â€śBlessed are the poor in spirit,â€ť or â€śblessed are those who hunger and thirstâ€ť? Can we possess true and lasting happiness?
In The Beatitudes, John MacArthur takes you on a survey of these â€śBlessed areâ€ť statements that probe the moral, ethical, and spiritual guidelines governing all people of God. Youâ€™ll discover how itâ€™s possible that:
the way down is the way up
hunger and thirst lead to satisfaction
spiritual poverty leads to spiritual wealth
mourning is the way to laughter
having nothing is the way to having everything
What is the result of following the guidelines in this study? Christ, Himself, promised it would produce deep-down, abiding happiness.