What it means to be poor in Spirit?

Jesus himself said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. (Matthew 5:3)

Who are then the poor in Spirit?

The poor in Spirit are those who realise that their good works cannot send them to heaven but only the grace of God.

The poor in Spirit are those who know that keeping the law is nothing to boast of but rather is a thing to be humble about.

The poor in Spirit are those who know that they cannot save themselves but only the Lord God can.

The poor in Spirit are those who realise that all their riches of wisdom and knowledge are still inferior to the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The poor in Spirit are those who believe that this world has nothing lasting to offer them and look for life that is eternal in the Lord’s will.

The poor in Spirit are those who despise what is sinful and seek what is holy in their thoughts, words and actions.

The poor in Spirit avoid false and deceptive gains but seek the truth about the will of God for their life.

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Posted on June 8, 2017, in Repentance, Salvation and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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