We come now to the last beatitude in our series. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Persecution is a relative concept. That is, there are many reasons why and many ways a person is persecuted.
We lose appetite for the things of God not because we’ve eaten poison, but because we have had our fill of everything but God. Or to quote John Piper, “For all the ill that Satan can do, when God describes what keeps us from the banquet table of his love,