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‘Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matthew 5:3, KJV)

Being ‘poor in spirit’ refers to recognizing our spiritual poverty and dependence on God. It is an attitude of humility, acknowledging that we have nothing to offer God apart from His grace. The ‘kingdom of heaven’ represents the reign of God’s love, mercy, and righteousness in our lives.

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The Beatitude ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’ teaches us that true happiness comes when we realize our need for God and depend on Him. It challenges us to let go of pride, self-sufficiency, and the pursuit of worldly success. Instead, Jesus invites us to be humble and recognize that we need God’s help in our lives.

Being ‘poor in spirit’ means understanding that we have nothing to offer God on our own. It’s like realizing we’re empty inside and need God to fill us with His love and guidance. When we’re humble and admit our weaknesses, God’s kingdom becomes available to us. It’s a kingdom where God’s love, peace, and goodness rule.

Jesus showed us how to be humble and depend on God. Jesus didn’t care about being famous or having lots of possessions. Instead, Jesus cared about people and treated everyone with kindness and love. Jesus gave up his own life to save us and show us the way to true happiness.

So, when we embrace being ‘poor in spirit,’ we recognize that we need God’s forgiveness, love, and guidance. We understand that we can’t make ourselves right with God by our own efforts. It’s only through God’s love and grace that we can be close to Him and experience true happiness.

As we think about being ‘poor in spirit,’ let’s check our hearts. Are we proud, thinking we can do everything on our own? Do we care too much about what others think of us? Let’s be humble and admit that we need God’s help in our lives. When we do that, we’ll find happiness in God’s love, peace, and the promise of eternal life with Him.

‘For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?’ (Matthew 16:26, KJV)

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Jesus, I surrender my pride and self-sufficiency to you. Fill me with a genuine sense of humility and dependence on your grace. Help me to prioritize your kingdom above worldly pursuits and find true happiness in following your ways. Amen

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