God has used the beatitudes taught by Jesus in Matthew 5:3-10 to encourage believers in all generations to live kingdom lives. How are Christians to live their lives in a culture that rejects Christ and the reality of His kingdom? The beatitudes give a picture of how these people live and what they live for.
I thought I’d list out a few beatitudes for men to remind us of how we are to live in a culture that desperately needs to see men living for Jesus.
*Blessed is the man who doesn’t have to delete his online history for he is able to look at his wife with integrity and live his life in purity.
*Blessed is the man who doesn’t exasperate his children for his children will praise him.
*Blessed is the man who serves his family for he models Christ.
*Blessed is the man who doesn’t take himself too seriously for he can laugh at himself with others.
*Blessed is the man who protects his family from all enemies for he understands his leadership role.
*Blessed is the man who continues to date his wife for he doesn’t take her or his marriage for granted.
*Blessed is the man who hugs, kisses, tickles, wrestles and otherwise shows affection towards his children for he fills their hearts with love.
*Blessed is the man who prays over his marriage and family for he knows only God can watch over them everywhere.
*Blessed is the man who takes his kids to church and really worships the Lord for he teaches them that church attendance is a joy and not drudgery.
*Blessed is the man who lives out his love for Jesus every day for he teaches his family that Christianity is more than a Sunday event.
*Blessed is the man who reads, memorizes, and meditates on Scripture for his mouth will speak from the overflow of his heart.
*Blessed is the man who puts his family before his career for he understands what’s really important.
*Blessed is the man who says “I love you” to his family in both words and actions for his family will draw strength from this.
*Blessed is the man who pursues Christ over all others for he teaches his family the worth of living their lives for the great Treasure of life.