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Blessed are You Poor

July 4, 2014

Luke 6:20

Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said:

“Blessed are you poor,
    For yours is the kingdom of God…”

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The context of this word poor is referring to state of one’s spirit.

The illustration we can us is that of a poor beggar. A poor beggar is not picky over food, a poor beggar is not ashamed to ask for food, or for money. A poor beggar knows that it needs help, and on their own are incapable of producing or creating a great meal.

Jesus is describing this type of mindset for our spirit. Those of us that know Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior were chosen by Him because of our brokenness and humility of heart and spirit.

In order to surrender your life to Jesus you must be in a state of spiritual poverty and in sense remain there. You know that you are incapable of doing it yourself. You know that you are incapable of saving yourself, and ridding yourself of your sins. You know you need a savior.

Oh what a blessing to be broken in spirit, to be mourning for something more than yourself, and then to find the one true God.

Look at what David says in the psalms:

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

What God desires more than any sacrifice, physically or financially is a Broken Spirit.

We all have been broken in spirit. This is not by accident. God is calling each and every person to Him in these moments. God is hoping that we would turn to the source of all Love and Hope and be comforted by Him. But rather, some of us turn to our own temporary substitutes. We do not want to humble ourselves before the almighty God for a number of reasons.

And yet there are some of us who have surrendered and humbled our hearts and turned our lives over to Jesus Christ. We have said in the poorness of our spirit, take me Lord, use me, I am lost without you, and I NEED YOU. Jesus says to these: BLESSED are you poor, For yours is the Kingdom of Heaven!!

I am very poor, and I know everyday how poor I am and how desperately I need a savior. And I have never had more joy! Those of you that are rich, your missing out, it’s great to be poor!


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One Comment
  1. Mike Sands permalink

    Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7.

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