Posted on Sat, Apr 17, 2004
April 18: The Blessed Ones: The Poor in Spirit
Luke 6:20; Matthew 5:3
The poor in spirit are often ridiculed and called weak. Yet Jesus assures them that they are divinely blessed and inheritors of the
In Luke 6:20, Jesus speaks to His disciples and says, “Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the
God desires us to be grateful for that which He has blessed us with on earth. We are to seek the riches of His kingdom in heaven and not the riches of the world. To whom much has been given, much is required. We must acquaint this passage with our knowledge of the Word of God. But would this not be true of all things? God will not neglect the sick and poor. He wants His children, whom He has already richly blessed, to be blessings to those less fortunate.
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