Who Are Those Who Mourn?

Those Who Mourn
Those Who Mourn

Who Are Those Who Mourn is post 2 in the Beatitudes Series. The Beatitudes are the blessings spoken by Jesus in Matthew 5, also called Sermon On The Mount.

May you clearly hear the voice of the Holy Spirit ministering to you while reading Who Are Those Who Mourn.

“Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4

Who Are Those Who Mourn?

Those who mourn can include anyone who mourns, who experienced inconsolable sorrow when they lost someone close to them to death, divorce, etc., possessions, or over sin. 

Any parent who lost a child will tell you that the grief they experienced is indescribable. 

The word ‘mourn’ was derived from the Greek word that describes mourning as indescribable grief, the same word was used to describe Jacob’s grief when he was under the impression that Joseph died in Genesis 37:34.

None of us will choose to have heartache and suffering if we had a choice. 

Yet we have no control over our own lives and it is through difficulty and heartache that we learn valuable lessons. 

It makes us less superficial and helps us to discover the deeper meanings of our life and relationship with God and through that, a newfound strength, peace, humility, and dependence on God will be born.

Meaning Of Those Who Mourn

This Beatitude can have two possible meanings. 

Those who experienced inconsolable sorrow when they lost someone close to them to death, divorce, etc., or possessions. 

Through grief, we can experience tenderness and concern from humanity and God’s love and compassion for us that have the ability to bring consolation to an aching heart. 

While going through a season of deep sorrow we can know that God is with His children, He holds us in His hand and we are never alone. 

We can know without a shadow of a doubt that God will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

Another meaning can be sorrow over sin. 

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 7:10 that godly sorrow will produce repentance that will lead to salvation for which we will have no regrets, but the sorrow from the world will end in death. 

When we first become believers, it was accompanied by godly sorrow over our sin. 

We know what the consequences of the sins of humankind did to Jesus, who was perfect, yet had to go through the horrors of death on the cross for us. 

Only God and the gospel can give us lasting consolation in our sorrow to our souls. 

Other sources will all prove to be superficial with only temporary relief. 

When we experience real grief and sorrow over our sins we will find true peace and comfort in the gospel and prayer. 

By confessing our sins we will receive grace, mercy, and forgiveness. 

We will experience complete and total peace and the Holy Spirit our Comforter will sustain us.

The comfort and joy of God belong to those who mourn for He will give them the oil of joy for their mourning.

Let’s Get Practical:

Application: We can apply this to our lives by accepting the invitation of Jesus to go to Him when we are heavily laden, and He will give us rest, we can take His yoke on us and learn from Him, for He is gentle and lowly in heart, and we will find rest for our souls.  His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30)

Promise: When we experience genuine sorrow and go to God He will comfort us (Matthew 5:4).  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit and contrite heart, and He will not despise it (Psalm 51:17). 

Prayer points: If you are mourning the loss of a loved one accept Jesus’s invitation by going to Him in prayer and receive rest for your soul (Matthew 11:28-30).  Prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit to minister to you if your mourning is over anything else and if you have to confess your sin, do it and accept God’s unconditional forgiveness.

Additional readingIsaiah 61:1-3; Psalm 119:67; Psalm 23.

My article The Beatitudes Bible Study will explain to you the reason to study the Beatitudes from Matthew 5 and how this will benefit you as a child of God.

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Everything in Him, unto Him, and to glorify His Holy Name!


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