{ bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448835' }}, ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); const customGranularity = { The grieving we experience on earth will make our eternal inheritance all the more beautiful! { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654189' }}, "noPingback": true, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot2_flex' }}, { {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, 'max': 8, 2 : of or enjoying happiness specifically, Christianity : enjoying the bliss of heaven — used as a title for a beatified person the blessed Virgin Mary. "error": true, var pbjs = pbjs || {}; { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654150' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_dc = english"); iasLog("criterion : cdo_pc = dictionary"); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, } bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [160, 600] }}, Chosen and loved, we are blessed beyond measure as we are being made holy through his undeserved grace. Did I just happen to draw the short stick and miss out on the blessings that so many others seem to have been given? storage: { { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_leftslot' }}]}, {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 50], [320, 50], [320, 100]] } }, It won’t take long to realize that Christ promised completely the opposite. dfpSlots['btmslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/btmslot', [[300, 250], 'fluid'], 'ad_btmslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_btmslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').setTargeting('ad_group', Adomik.randomAdGroup()).addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [300, 250] }}, googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); The phrase “blessed event” is an old-fashioned way of referring to a baby's birth. }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 250] }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776142', position: 'btf' }}, Unlike much of the world, Christians in the West are often seem so accustomed to comfort and wealth that we have an incredibly low tolerance for pain and inconvenience. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '541042770', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_t", "pleasure"); 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googletag.enableServices(); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, If you would like someone from our staff to call you, please include your phone number. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [120, 600] }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, We are actually promised that this life will be filled with suffering, hardships, and dying to ourselves and our earthly desires. iasLog("setting page_url: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/blessed"); If that remains our focus, we will never have a reason to despair. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654189' }}, “Bringing pleasure or relief as a welcome contrast to what one has previously experienced”. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot2' }}]}, var pbTabletSlots = [ { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971068', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; 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One of my favorite Scripture passages is the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12, where Jesus lists what it means to be blessed. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }},