#1: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Do you want to be "poor in spirit"? This 1-minute devotion explains why you should! #Devotions #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

The Beatitudes are rich examples of God’s ways versus man’s ways.

The first one says:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, 
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” 

Poor is an adjective we consider to be negative, whether it describes finances, education, looks, health, or other conditions.

But God flips all things on end. His ways are not the ways of the world (Isaiah 55:8-9).

The poor in spirit have the attitude of the tax collector in the temple (Luke 18:9-14). They understand their sinful state and their need for God’s grace. 

They see themselves as poor beggars holding out their hands to a merciful God. They repent easily and genuinely, and they show similar grace to other sinners.

They may be wealthy or poor, known or unknown, learned or unschooled, but they are humble enough to take their place at the foot of Christ’s cross.

They don’t question God’s punishments, commands, or ways. They know that He is God and they aren’t. 

Are you poor in spirit, dear reader?
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Do you want to be "poor in spirit"? This 1-minute devotion explains why you should! #Devotions #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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1 comment:

  1. By mistake I deleted this comment, so I am posting it myself. "Unknown" wrote: "
    Thanks for illuminating a seldom understood beatitude."

    I appreciate that encouragement, Unknown.

    ReplyDelete

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