Monday, April 18, 2005

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

(NIV)


I know that this verse is a great comfort to many people. This world is full of heartache, pain, and sorrow, so when we see a verse that tells us that our mourning will be comforted, it is a great promise to cling on to.

But the real question to ask is, "what are you mourning for?"

There are many people who are mourning about the wrong things. They are weeping and wailing because they can't get what they want.

This is a lesson that I am always trying to teach my boys. When things don't go their way, they will start to cry about it. I immediately say, "is this something to cry about?" If they aren't for sure how to answer the question, I will begin giving them some examples of things that are worthy of tears.

What are you mourning for?

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