Daily Devotion – February 25, 2017

Matthew 5:3

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


The first blessing is pronounced on the poor in spirit. This doesn’t refer to our natural disposition but to one’s deliberate choice and discipline. The “poor in spirit” are those who acknowledge their own helplessness and rely on God’s strength. They sense their spiritual need and find it supplied in the Lord. If we want God’s strength, we first must admit that we need it.

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