At times like this it is good to remember the words of Jesus Christ, our Lord and God, when He preached the sermon on the mount. What follows is a simple summary of each paragraph of His “Sermon on the Mount”. These summaries are re-worded as lessons for us in light of COVID-19. Take these to heart, knowing that Jesus cares for us today, and His words of 2000 years ago are no less true today.

Remember that true blessing is measured by spiritual realities, not your earthly conditions. (Matthew 5:1-12 )

You can have a great impact on those around you simply by living faithfully as a Christian. ( Matthew 5:13-16)

God’s ancient words are always true. Also, our righteousness needs to be more than mere law-keeping, for it needs to be the righteousness that Christ achieved. (Matthew 5:17-20)

Don’t get angry at others, speak evil of others, or t be offensive to others. (Matthew 5:21-26)

Don’t commit sexual sins and take all sin in your life very seriously. (Matthew 5:27-32)

Speak with honesty and integrity. (Matthew 5:33-37)

Show more love than others do and imitate God better. (Matthew 5:38-48)

Remember that your private personal worship before God is the true test of your spirituality. (Matthew 6:1-18)

Trust God for your daily needs and invest in the eternal treasure of daily righteousness. (Matthew 6:19-34)

See your own sins better than you see the faults of others (Matthew 7:1-6)

Recognise that not all desire truth, but be sure to seek it for yourself and God will give it freely. (Matthew 7:7-11)

Golden Rule: Be as nice to others as you want them to be to you. (Matthew 7:12)

Remember that many claim to know God and His ways, but only those who obey God are true believers. (Matthew 7:12-27)

May these lessons from Jesus keep your mind and behaviour Christ-like.