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Matthew 5:4

Matthew 5:4 (ESV): "4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

The only way a person can truly see their need for Jesus is through the lens of Godly sorrow. It is this state of mourning that leads a person to repentance that leads to salvation. It is the only comfort from this state of grief (2 Cor 7:10-14).

The second Beatitude Jesus gives is specific to the fallen spiritual state of man. He proclaims blessed, "oh how happy", are those who mourn. The Greek word used here describes the deepest state of grief, as one who would mourn for a loved one who has died. This state is caused by a recognition of the utter helplessness of a sinner. However, Jesus goes on to say that there is comfort for such a one as this. It is a spiritual rebirth that brings eternal life. One cannot experience this comfort apart from this sorrow.

Contrary to popular belief, we are not good people who occasionally do bad things. We are bad people who occasionally do good things. Recognition of the depraved state and utter helplessness is the only thing that can lead a person to true repentance. Jesus brings gladness to the heart of a sinner who comes to Him in this state of grief. Are you comforted! Praise Him. If you are not, look to Him now and you will find the only thing that can comfort your grieving soul. Amen?

Father, thank You for revealing the true state of our fallen nature. We would not know our depraved state unless You revealed it. Thank You for godly sorrow that leads us to repentance. May we find ourselves comforted in the loving arms of our Savior we pray in Jesus' name, amen!
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