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June 1, 2020, 7:21 PM

Are you poor in spirit?

Matthew 5:1-3. When Jesus saw the crowds He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.  He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

The federal government has determined that the poverty line for an individual is $11,770 and $24,250 for a family of four.  Living at the poverty line can be hard but in God's kingdom being poor in spirit is a good thing.  To be poor in spirit, means that you are spiritually bankrupt.  you have nothing to reduce your spiritual debt.  You are lost and you need a Saviour.  To be poor in spirit in God's kingdom is a blessing because God's word teaches that the poor in spirit are in the kingdom of Heaven.  The kingdom of Heaven is infinitely greater than the kingdom of this world.  The greater blessing is in God's kingdom.  Are you poor in Spirit?