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Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit Living The Kingdom Life
Matthew 5: 3
Matt. 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The Lord is trying to unveil unto us a picture of the kingdom life that is found in him.
When I think of the word poor, I think of the scripture that states that the poor will have the gospel preached to them which is found in Matthew 11 verse 5.
I know that a hungry man or woman will get desperate to fill their hunger.
Some view those in poverty as being broke or not having the necessary funds to survive and pay their bills.
The Lord here in the sermon on the mount is trying to get us to view this in an internal or spiritual way.
To be poor in spirit means to have had some of life’s trials and curves bring us to a place of spiritual brokenness.
We have become broken to our self will and now our minds are more receptive to the wonderful influences of God’s Holy Spirit.
We have become aware of our past and the broken hearts and lives we left in our trail.
This brings humility in our life and allows God’s Grace and Spirit to begin a work in us.
Dear reader, we may not understand God’s entire plan, there is nothing better than for us to live Holy and enjoy the love of God in our life.
We need to revere him and remember that His will and purpose for our lives was placed in us at birth.
Each of us prayerfully needs to search out God’s plan for our life by spending time in his word and in his presence.
When we finally succeed in discovering the purpose that God has for us, then that purpose will help establish our vision.
Vision is what God desires for us to contribute toward the building of his kingdom.
Let us live our life with a desire to be more like him and keep our eyes on the right thing.
He said the poor will have a reward in heaven.
Dear one, are you broken; are you sorry for your sins?
Then you are a fit subject for the Holy Spirit to use in this end time and will have many opportunities to be a soul winner for Jesus.
Let us focus on doing well to others and leave the criticism to someone else.
Let’s keep our focus on the example that Jesus set and endure hardness as a good soldier and reap the reward in the end.