Today, as we look at the last two beatitudes, I would like us to again focus on how each beatitude builds on the other. I began to mention this in our last study and after reading it to myself, I found it to be confusing. So, I have made an illustration in order to make this amazing teaching of Christ a little more understandable. We need to first remember that the first four beatitudes are the condition of the heart while the second four are the effects of the changed heart. Please comment and let me know, in all honestly, if the diagram below makes the stair step view a bit more clear. Thanks!
For a larger, printable view, click here: beattitude-stair-step