“Blessed are the poor in spirit …” —Matthew 5:3
August 21, 2012
What I learned from this is that being a Christian, we should see that without God, we are nothing. The moment we acknowledge that we are poor is when we start to see that we need God. How can we get the idea that we need Him when our thoughts is clouded by our own pride? Out of that desperation is when we truly seek Him. How there is no other option left but to believe in Him. The moment we recognize this, that is when we can enter the kingdom of God.
Being poor in spirit if you think about it lets us completely direct our attention to God… acknowledging that “God I need you.” as in needing God for who He is but not what He will do or won’t do. Just like what it said in utmost.org, when living water flows out of us, we shouldn’t focus on the outflow but focus on it’s source instead. Focus on God and not His works just like our love to our friends and family… we love them for who they are and not what they do.