As these crowds get bigger and bigger, we move to chapter 5 where Jesus goes to a mountainside and talks to his disciples. This discussion is often called "The Sermon on the Mount," however, was it really a sermon for the masses or was Jesus having a conversation with his friends, the disciples? Perhaps he is preparing them - a foreshadow of sorts - for how His Kingdom really works (those who have nothing get everything) . . .
The kingdom of heaven is for those who are poor in spiritComfort will be given to those who mournInheritance of the earth is for the meekBeing filled up/satisfied is for those who hunger and thirst for righteousnessMercy is given to those who are mercifulSeeing God is for those who are pure in heartThe sons and daughters of God are those who bring about peaceThe kingdom of heaven is for those who are persecuted because they are righteous
*Note: Obviously, I'm not a Bible scholar, but I sure love Jesus. My prayer is that Jesus will give us eyes to see His words in the way He intended.