Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with what are called “The Beatitudes.” As a whole, The Beatitudes help us understand the nature of God’s kingdom and challenge us to live as kingdom citizens. You can read an article about The Beatitudes on the site. Each of the beatitudes points to some aspect of the kingdom that God’s people should pursue.
The notion of seeing God went back to Moses’ encounter with Yahweh at Sinai (Ex. 33:19-23). Seeing God’s glory would be too much for any human, but the idea of seeing their God in His glory would be a wonderful thing for anyone in Jesus’ audience. But those who longed to “see God” (v. 8) would have to learn that purity of heart is what is needed, not an external piety expressed in behavioral adherence to the law while the heart was self-centered, as with the Pharisees.
This “Pure In Heart” Beatitudes Coloring Page will help remind kids that real life is found only in a right relationship with Jesus.
See other activities related to The Beatitudes. You can also see a list of the types of free, printable Bible activities we provide on the site.
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