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The Blessedness of Being Poor in Spirit

The Blessedness of Being Poor in Spirit

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The Blessedness of Being Poor in Spirit

Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  1. What should our attitude be towards ourselves?
    • The world places a great emphasis on self-reliance and self-confidence.
    • Being poor in spirit is not a suppression of your personality.
    • Biblical examples. (Luke 18:9-14)       
  1. What is meant by “poor in spirit”?
    • Complete absence of pride and self-reliance. (Jeremiah 10:23; 1 Corinthians 3:18)
    • Total makeover.   
  1. The Kingdom of Heaven becomes ours.
    • It is a consequence, not a reward.
    • It’s ours because we seek it.
    • It is eternal and unbiased.
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