Jesus Teaches from Above

Are we being attentive to the divine instead of the earthly?


Matthew 5:1-2

Jesus sees the crowd of people. Jesus notices each one of us here on earth. As fully human Jesus understands our needs because he walked on Earth like we do. Jesus came down to Earth for us.

But Jesus is also God. And so when Jesus instructs, he does not instruct from a human or earthly level. Jesus teaches us from a divine level; above our human view. So Jesus went up the mountain. Jesus is leading us up the literal and figurative mountain.

Jesus goes up, sits down on his throne, and we the disciples approach. This is how we learn from God. As Jesus sits on his throne we are called to now follow him upwards to be taught. We do not learn from God remaining in our current earthly perspective.

Let us meditate today on how Jesus walked among us on Earth. Jesus sees what we’re going through and in order to get us through our troubles he goes up to heaven. And seated on his throne he is leading us past our struggles.

Let us conceptualize this before we read the ensuing Beatitudes. We need to enhance how we hear the Beatitudes; that they come from a point of personal care and a divine level. Maybe then we can appreciate and receive them better.

Tags: Divine, Guide, Learn, Matthew, Teach

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