Poor in Spirit
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)
When we are poor in spirit, we show mercy to others. We are only able to do this by acknowledging our need before God and asking for His help. Our response in worship is a respect and reverence for God because He is God.
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)
When we mourn, we are demonstrating our brokenness before God. God uses difficult circumstances to purify us and develop in us a pure heart. When we are going through a trial, we should ask God what we need to learn from it or what needs to be broken in our life. Our response in worship is to ascribe credit to God.
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
When we are meek, we are submissive before God and others. We are willing to do God’s will rather than insist on our own. Our response in worship is to magnify and exalt God.
[Read Mark 4-6]
Mark 6:34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
I am a needy person. Without You, I am lost and undone. You are everything I need. I praise You for being all sufficient for my every need. Work in me today to meet my needs, even those I may not be aware of. Amen.