The Lord Jesus Christ gives us nine beatitudes, or “attitudes that ought to be.” They are not platitudes. They are attitudes that deal with Christian character. For a full text of the beatitudes, please read Matthew 5:3-11.
You see, it’s character that is most important. That’s the reason it’s more important that you seek blessedness than happiness.
Most of the people in the world are doing—what? Seeking happiness. They want to be happy. If you seek happiness, you’ll never find it. But you get right with God and blessedness will find you.
By Adrain Rogers