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"Blessed are the poor in spirit . . ." (Matthew 5:3)

The New Testament notices things that do not seem worthy of notice by our standards. “Blessed are the poor in spirit . . .” This literally means, “Blessed are the paupers.” Paupers are remarkably commonplace! . . . The statement we so often hear, “Make a decision for Jesus Christ,” places the emphasis on something our Lord never trusted. He never asks us to decide for Him, but to yield to Him — something very different. At the foundation of Jesus Christ’s kingdom is the genuine loveliness of those who are commonplace. I am truly blessed in my poverty. If I have no strength of will and a nature without worth or excellence, then Jesus says to me, “Blessed are you, because it is through your poverty that you can enter My kingdom.” I cannot enter His kingdom by virtue of my goodness — I can only enter it as an absolute pauper. (read more) (purchase)

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