Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Blessed are the Poor
Today’s reading is Matthew 5 - 7.
Jesus just gave us his most well known sermon - the Sermon on the Mount. I’m reluctant to offer commentary, and more inclined to let it speak for itself. However, let me just leave you with the first words he offers us in this sermon:
God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him. (Mt 5:3 NLT)
Everything else he says begins here. Everything else he elaborates on stems from this statement.
Life begins when we realize how poor we are and how desperately in need we are, of him.
That’s when the Gospel can break through - we can begin to see Him and not just ourselves and our circumstances.
Blessed are the poor - those who realize their deep need for God. That’s why we come to the Word of God each day - to recognize the riches we have in him and our absolute poverty apart from him. It’s there that we recognize the beautiful invitation to live in Him.
He’s made a way for us, friends. - a way for the with-God life. There’s a way for all the poor, powerless, lost and lonely, to come and live in Him.
Let the good news of the kingdom of God wash over you daily, so that you can have life.