G. Campbell Morgan: "The Christ does not begin in the material realm; He came to teach men that character is before conduct. He came to teach them tht the spiritual relation underlies the material manifestation. He corrects man in the realm of his character. He says "Blessed," but never a single blessing does He pronounce upon having anything or doing anything; every blessing is pronounced upon being.
"When Jesus came to set up a Kingdom, the first thing He said was; It is not a question of what you have, or what you do, save in a secondary sense; it is a question of what you are. Character is supreme. The spiritual is the fundamental. These things being set right, everything else will be right. Being is more than having or doing; the spiritual fact is the fundamental fact in all life."