We've come to the final beatitude in our series of devotions. All of the beatitudes are important, but none gets the amount of attention from Jesus as persecution. Of all the beatitudes, only persecution gets two scriptures devoted to it. Only persecution gets further analysis. Why did Christ break from his crisp delivery on this beatitude? We'll examine this and more over the next five weeks. In order to prepare for this devotion series, we have some tasks for you to do:
1. Answer this poll.
2. If you answered yes to this poll, share your story with us
3. Read through the Bible to find examples of people who were persecuted. Post your findings on our Facebook page under this entry "Persecution Preview".
Chris Farris is the author of The Way, a manual detailing how to implement the Beatitudes into your life. He review events and other media and offers other insights into writing and working for the Kingdom of God.