I love the beatitudes, they always bring peace and joy to my heart. I find my self continually returning to Matthew’s gospel and every time that I read the beatitudes, I cannot help but learn something new. After rereading them again yesterday, I decided to edit and repost a blog that I wrote years ago. What does it mean to be poor in spirit? First, I want you to realize that compared to Jesus, we are all poor in spirit. People sometimes put way to much stock in stuff. Often times people approach the Creator of the Universe with a haughty and arrogant attitude. We often think way to highly of our selves. The Bible is teaching us that we should humble our hearts before we approach God. I want you to realize that without Jesus, you are in poverty. As I reread this passage again I cannot help but wonder if people that do not know Christ and that have a lot of material possessions, realize that they are truly in poverty? Of course the answer to my question is no. These people are lost and caught up in stuff and do not realize that without a relationship with Christ, they are merely paupers. I have truly learned that less is more. I want you to consider all of these things as you are reading this blog. I want you to consider the cost of following Jesus. Can I just tell you, that following Christ will cost you everything! A totally surrendered follower of Christ can be blessed because they are poor in spirit. By giving all, you gain eternity and the Kingdom of heaven. Can I ask you a question, have you given it all to Him today? My prayer as I write this, is that you have. I love you all! Trust Him today!