Re: Verse reading–Matthew 5:1-16 (day three) The question may be too high for me, but judging from the Sermon on the Mount I am convinced that we can reach some conclusions about the mind and heart of our Lord. He BELIEVED that eternity matters more than time, that pains suffered in this life will be more than compensated by the rewards and peace of the next. He BELIEVED that the Kingdom would come. It was a certainty in His mind. He BELIEVED that courage is required from us who love God, that “salt can lose it saltiness” by getting discouraged or cautious or self-protective. He BELIEVED that loss of courage is a mistake. He BELIEVED that the purpose/duty of light is to shine and that others will be motivated to glorify God if we lose our reluctance and fear. As you read this week, will you consider the question and my conclusions? What do you think Jesus believed?