THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT PART 4
THEY THAT MOURN
-Matthew 5:4 states, … Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted … This verse carries with it
a similar meaning as that of the beginning of verse three. The idea is: to grieve because of one’s moral poverty, and
to recognize one’s moral imperfection.
-We are to recognize and sorrow over our sin nature ( our inherent inability to achieve godliness in and of ourselves ).
This leads us to the realization that we are by nature a sinner ( one who misses the mark of God’s nature ). As it stands,
WE ARE IN NEED OF A SAVIOR! We are to sorrow over our sinful condition, knowing that the wages of sin is death ( the carnal
-While all this is true, God does not want us to remain in this condition. He does not want us to remain in our perished
state of death, and neither should we want to stay in that state of mind. This mourning that takes place inside of us is a
godly mourning and sorrow that leads to a CHANGE IN OUR LIVES. This is called REPENTANCE! 2ND Corinthians 7:9,10
states, … Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, BUT THAT YOU SORROWED TO REPENTANCE: FOR YOU WERE MADE SORRY
AFTER A GODLY MANNER, that you might receive damage by us in nothing. FOR GODLY SORROW WORKS REPENTANCE TO SALVATION NOT TO
BE REPENTED OF: but the sorrow of the world works death …
-This passage of scripture describes the mourning process that leads to repentance and salvation in our lives. THIS IS
NOT TO BE SEEN AS A ONE TIME THING! It is a PROCESS of seeing who we are outside of our Heavenly Father, which then leads
us to see Who our Father is , and shall be, inside of us. This mourning then leads us to be comforted by the Spirit of God.
Remember … The Holy Spirit of God is spoken of as THE COMFORTER. After showing us our condition of moral poverty,
the Spirit of God then does a work within us to replace our lack of godliness with HIS DIVINE NATURE. This gives us ALL THINGS
that pertain to life and godliness! This is a work of the Spirit. The Father:
1. DRAWS US
2. CONVICTS US ( shows us that we are a sinner, and in need of salvation )
3. COMFORTS US ( by giving us His life )
-Mourning ( godly sorrow ) leads to repentance ( change ), repentance leads to salvation ( salvation from our condition
of missing the mark of God’s nature ), and salvation leads to life ( the life of God’s nature within us ). This
then leads to comfort, which is the very Spirit of God. HE IS OUR COMFORTER! WHAT A PROCESS! WHAT A SALVATION!
-THANK GOD FOR THE COMFORTER!-