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Living the Beatitude Life

By Elizabeth Prata

The road to sanctification may be long, it may curve, it may be hilly, we may not be able to see ahead, but it brings us to righteousness.
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I am reading through my Bible Reading plan and yesterday I got to Matthew 5-6-7, the Beatitudes and Similitudes. All I can say is “wow”.

If I was a false Christian or an undiscerning newbie, I would definitely like to hear from Jesus directly, assuring me that I am progressing on my walk. Who wouldn’t want a personal “Walk to Emmaus” like those two had after the crucifixion? (Luke 24:13-27). But I am not a newbie and the Spirit by His grace delivers discernment. So, I have not heard lately from Jesus and I have no direct assurance that I’m progressing.

Except! Do you know how we can detect progress in sanctification? (which everyone should be concerned about, it’s a prevalent theme – 2 Corinthians 13:5, 1 Corinthians 11:28, Hebrews 2:1, Lamentations 3:40). By our response to the Scriptures.

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