Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 19, 2013

Poor in Spirit

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Matthew 5:3. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.”

The “poor in spirit” are the people who recognize they own nothing. All of creation belongs to God. There is nothing in creation that any person can really possess. We try but it never works. What we think we possess never satisfies because we don’t truly possess anything. We are blessed when we realize all is God’s. God wants us to learn to rule over all creation, caring for it in His Name. We are His caretakers. When we realize this we will take care of creation better than we would if we were the possessors. I know when I use something that “belongs” to someone else I am more careful than I am when I consider it to be “mine.” Our question is how are we caring for God.’s possessions?

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