On Spiritual Poverty

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 5:3 

Spiritual poverty is poverty of pride.  

It is realising your spiritual lowliness, and being humbled by His Holiness.  

Spiritual poverty is to say (and mean, and feel), “I need no other argument,  
I need no other plea,  
but that Jesus died,  
and that He died for me.”  

It is to say with Paul, “I count all (of my former righteousness by the law) as loss and dung so that I might gain Christ.” (Phillipians 3:8) 

Spiritual poverty is coming to an all Holy God knowing that you’ll never be “good enough” - and yet believing that He loves you and sanctifies you. 

Spiritual poverty is the first of all the Beatitudes, because it is the beginning of all true spirituality.

"This is the one to whom I will look: to He who is humble and of contrite spirit, and trembles at my Word." Isaiah 66:2

The Lord confides in those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant." Psalm 25:14

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