We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.
For the past several days, we’ve been taking a deeeeep dive into the Beatitudes and what it reeeeeally means to be “blessed.”
Just in case we missed the point somehow, Jesus concluded with a series of woe-full warnings in direct opposition to the world.
The world says: Get rich.
Woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. (Luke 6:24)
The world says: Eat well.
Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. (Luke 6:25a)
The world says: Be happy.
Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. (Luke 6:25b)
The world says: Be popular.
Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets. (Luke 6:26)
Listen to Jesus, not the world.
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