The Poor in Spirit!
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3
Our Lord Jesus Christ’s perspective towards blessing is such a great one that every believer must pay close attention to. Jesus started His teaching, now attaching blessing to something we would have related to poverty in our world today. How do blessing and poverty relate to one another?
It would have been a different view if it were not Jesus that taught this, but your local church pastor or evangelist. It is required of you to pay attention to the blessing of the Lord a poor in the spirit is entitled to.
John 15:5 says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me, you can do nothing.
The poor in the spirit can be described within this context, someone who always craves, desires, long, and wants the things of the spirit. A poor man lacks, and so he sees a need to provide for his lack. We should appreciate this working of the Lord, first to bless the poor in spirit. Those who are always on the watch out for satisfaction through God get what they desire. Wonderfully, a contrite and a broken spirit the Lord does not despise.
The poor in the spirit can best be related to a man with a broken spirit always looking for God’s satisfaction. It is noteworthy to know that nothing and no one else can satisfy humanity’s spirit other than God Himself. There is a blessing of the Lord upon the poor in spirit. That is the Kingdom of God. What a great reward and blessing for the state of heart of humanity, always longing for God and the things of the spirit. Be such a poor man in heart today and be blessed by the Lord. Matthew 11:26 says, “Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.”
1. I am so grateful for your mercy and your love towards me in Christ Jesus.
2. Father Lord, grant me a heart that yearns for your satisfaction in Jesus’ name.