Someone asked about the Beatitudes. Jesus purposefully sequenced the Beatitudes because it is the way we grow in sanctification. Matthew 5:4 says, “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” First, we see our bankrupt condition in Matthew 5:3, then it breaks our heart. In verse four above, the word “mourn” speaks of the strongest kind in lamentation, not just a sentimental tear. What we need today are men and women who are broken over their sin. Proverbs 14:9 says, “Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor.” Jesus speaks of this favor, when He says we will be comforted. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter who will strengthen us when we are broken over our sin. Do you know where we ought to be? On our face before God in bitter tears over the barrenness of our lives, the coldness of our hearts, and the wickedness of our attitudes. And what will be the outcome? We will be comforted.