In our world today, wouldn’t it be nice to know as a student that happiness is not dependent on having even your most basic physical needs met? If “blessed” means “happy”, what was Jesus getting at when He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” or “blessed are those who hunger and thirst”? Can we possess true and lasting happiness?
What is the purpose of this Beatitudes study? Christ, Himself, promised it would produce deep-down, abiding happiness.