One of my favorite parts of the New Testament is the Sermon on the Mount. And one of my favorite portions of the Sermon on the Mount is the Beatitudes. Something so simple, yet that we can learn so much from. I wanted a visual and visible reminder of this so I created a free printable Beatitudes wall art to hang beside my desk.
If you are looking to work on this with your children, then I would suggest taking a look at my Beatitudes for Kids printable pack. I’m planning on making more Beatitudes themed printables -both for adults and for children. This includes a journal, verse/memory cards, coloring pages, and more wall art.
In the meantime though, I wanted to create this simple piece of printable Beatitudes wall art to share. Why? Because I love the Beatitudes.
One of my words for this year, on a personal level, is mercy. Another word that I am working on is grace.
But let’s get back to the word, “mercy” and how it relates to the Beatitudes.
Matthew 5:7 says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.”
But what exactly is mercy?
Well, if you go to Dictionary.com, they define mercy as:
So is mercy the same as grace?
Not exactly but they are related to each other. Let’s look at what GotQuestions has to say: (bolded emphasis mine)
Mercy is God not punishing us as our sins deserve, and grace is God blessing us despite the fact that we do not deserve it. Mercy is deliverance from judgment. Grace is extending kindness to the unworthy.
So we can show kindness by having grace. And we can show mercy by having grace.
Your free copy of this wall art will be full size (8×10) and not have the “preview” on it. Download it now, in this post, for the rest of this month (until 3/31/2017) – after which it will be moved to my free content club.
Are you familiar with the Beatitudes? Do you have a favorite?