As promised, the first post in the Beatitudes series.
Enjoy. Or not..?
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
Remember, I am newly back in the church so I have much to learn. Therefore, put stock where you will 🙂
I’ve seen many complete breakdowns of whatever given Bible verse….I mean, each word gets interpreted. With that said, maybe it does make sense as you get a deeper understanding of the verse. However, since I am no Bible genius and I believe interpretations are left to the reader.
So, I’m not going to school you on the Bible, but I will tell you how I understand the verse to mean. As I’ve said, please comment to further the understanding of the verse, but be kind. No judgments allowed here.
Poor in spirit?
What does that mean?
For my simple mind, I will say that this verse actually packs quite a punch (figuratively of course).
My understanding of the verse is that those who commits themselves humbly to serve the Lord (not just priests, monks, nuns, etc. etc), but all willing participants/parishioners in a Christian religion who will walk a fully devoted walk with the Lord to give all glory in this life to Him. In other words, giving glory to God in good times, bad times, sad times, and happy times. The poor in spirit humble themselves before the Lord, without an ounce pride, and minus attitude of deserving or entitlement, but with the belief that all graces received are given by God. For instance, if a person can sing, it is humbly accepted as a gift from God, absolutely nothing of oneself.
I kind of remind (see what I did there 🙂 ) myself of a child fresh in school….maybe.
Anywhoo, if you have something to add, just drop a line, or two, or ten. I will surely respond.
Tune in next week for the second in the series. Remember there are 8.
Thanks for stopping by.