Saturday, April 16, 2005

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

(NIV)


Have you ever heard a passage so many times that you stop hearing what it says?

Have you ever analyzed the greek syntax of a particular original text so in depth that the words end up losing all of their meaning?

Instead of reading this passage in fifty different translations, take a moment to ponder what it is saying to you. The poor in spirit are blessed, they are happy and fulfilled. The kingdom of heaven is their kingdom, and God is their king.

Seek today to be poor in spirit.

(If you are still unsure what that means, break out your Bible dictionaries and greek lexicons. I am sure you will figure it out.)

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