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The Blessedness Of Mourning 

The Blessedness Of Mourning 

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The Blessedness Of Mourning

Matthew 5:4

  1. Mourning.
    • Greek Word for “mourning” is pentheo.
    • Mourning is obviously a deep emotion.
  1. Mourning over what?
    • Various interpretations.
    • The message of Christ was a message of repentance. (Matt 4:17)
    • So why are the mourners blessed?
    • Yet, blessing does not come to all who mourn.
    • This mourning cannot be taken loosely.
  1. We mourn as Christ mourns.
    • Jesus was filled with sorrow over sins.
    • Paul spoke of his “former” life.
  1. When and how does the comfort come?
    • Mourning ends in comfort only when it leads one to Christ!
    • The only source of true comfort.
    • Comfort comes through forgiveness.
  1. God’s intended result.
    • Mourning for sin drives us to God.
    • Coming to God brings eternal life.
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