Matthew 5:7-9 (ANIV)
7 [Jesus said] “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.”
TIME OF DAY:
I’ve set the scene in the late morning.
The sun is high in the sky, on the left of the scene.
Jesus, sitting on a rock, with 5 of the Apostles visible (the others are there too, behind the viewer!)
There is a large crowd of people in the background.
Matthew chapters 05:01–08:01 is called “the Sermon on the Mount” because Jesus gave it on a hillside near Capernaum, which was a town/city on the north coast of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret.) This sermon probably covered several days of preaching, if not more, & the content was probably repeated by Jesus (at least in part) many times, as the message contained in the sermon is central to his gospel message.
I decided I would create a “thought bubble” in the top right hand corner of the scene, and illustrate the various people Jesus describes in his famous sermon on the mount. This scene shows a man reaching down to help a woman on the ground, representing the phrase “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” I believe this is a still image from a Bible film, depicting Jesus and the sinful woman.
For notes on the possible location of Capernaum, see Matthew 05 – The Beatitudes – Scene 01 – Blessed are you.
Here’s the scene without the figures.
Matthew 05 – The Beatitudes – Scene 01 – Blessed are you – Landscape