BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT
With this lesson, we will begin a series of studies on the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes, as you know, is the Lord’s description of what a Christian should be in his character. If you want to know what are the spiritual qualities that God expects of a Christian, meditate on the Beatitudes. I am sure that you have heard and read a lot of material on the Beatitudes. But this part of the Lord’s teaching is so important that I think we should never cease to reflect on it again and again.
So today, we will examine Matthew 5:3, a verse which the Lord Jesus addressed to His disciples in the presence of a great multitude. He begins the Sermon on the Mount with these words.
Matthew 5:3. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.