URGENT: You Can Help Hurricane Florence Victims, Here's How...

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit - Alternative View - July 20

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5   

Today when we hear that someone is "blessed," we often think of a comfortable lifestyle, good health and a successful job.  But Jesus said that those who are "poor in spirit" are blessed.  The New Testament word for poor means a beggar who is totally dependent upon another for survival.  Therefore, to be "poor in spirit" is to be totally dependent upon another for spiritual well-being.

If we turn this around, we realize that the cursed are those who are rich in self-sufficiency.  When we can take care of ourselves and control our situations, we're living in a different kingdom.

When God puts you in a situation that you have no power to fix, He's doing you a favor because He's making a way for His Kingdom to come in.  If you find yourself in this place, you'll know you're poor in spirit as thanksgiving replaces your complaining.

Watch Online Videos of Dr. Tony Evans and The Urban Alternative at LightSource.com
and
Listen to Dr. Tony Evans Online Broadcasts at OnePlace.com.

Overcoming Emotional Strongholds

Weighed down by emotional strongholds, depression, anger, anxiety or others? In this new 5 CD compilation, Tony offers you a solution. You'll also get Tony's new book, Overcoming Addictive Behavior, as a thanks for your gift of any amount. You CAN embrace healing and find liberation. Request your CD series and brand new book with your gift of any amount.

 

Editors' Picks

  • 4 Reasons to Pursue Humility
    4 Reasons to Pursue Humility
  • 5 Popular but False Beliefs about Faith
    5 Popular but False Beliefs about Faith
  • Work Is Not a Curse
    Work Is Not a Curse