All Who Are In the Kingdom of God are Blessed — Dallas Willard

All Are Blessed in the Kingdom of God

Jesus announced in the Beatitudes that even the most deprived and insignificant people on earth could be blessed by living in the kingdom: the poor, those who were grief-stricken, those without reputation or standing (the meek), and so forth. About them he said, “Blessed are they, for theirs is the kingdom of God” (Matt. 5:3–10; Luke 6:20–23). The blessedness was not in their condition of being poor, mournful, or disrespected. They were blessed because they could enter the kingdom, and to be in the kingdom means to be blessed no matter what else happens. They can rest in that. Their future in God is secured, and their present condition redeemed. Forever. No matter what.

From Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge. Copyright © 2009 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

“Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit, for Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:3)

Here is a helpful commentary on part of the Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew that believers need to apply in their places of work. Rather than fight with others to be seated at the “preferred seats at the head of the table at the banquet,” we should content ourselves to sit at the end of the table and wait for the Lord to make room for us at the head of the table in His time and in His way. From the Theology of Work Project…………………

https://www.theologyofwork.org/new-testament/matthew/the-kingdom-of-heaven-at-work-in-us-matthew-5-7/the-beatitudes-matthew-51-12/blessed-are-the-poor-in-spirit-for-theirs-is-the-kingdom-of-heaven-matt-53