Those Who Mourn

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
       —Matthew 5:4

The mourner here is not one who grieves over earthly loss, but one who mourns over their sin; their loss of innocence, righteousness, and self-respect.

Our sins bring sorrow—causing grief to us, to those we love, to God . . . and they impaled Jesus on the Cross.

“Godly sorrow brings repentance” (2 Cor 7:10). Blessed are those who mourn their sinfulness for they will be comforted …

Comforted by knowing that God “will not reject a heart that is broken and sorry for sin” (Ps 51:17 NCV).

Comforted by the assurance that when they repent and turn to God their sins are wiped out and times of refreshing come (Acts 3:19).

Jesus is the comforter sent “to bind up the brokenhearted” (Is 61:1).

Make much of grace, but never make light of sin.

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