Sermon on the Mount: Poor In Spirit

1Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them.  He said:

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” ~Matthew 5

The LORD Jesus came

On the mountainside

And he saw the crowds

And his disciples there

So he began to speak

His disciples remembering every word

And the crowd marveling

He speaks like one with authority

He has insight into the law of God


Blessed are you who are poor

Who sees your need is great

You are in need of salvation

You are in need of grace, mercy

Yes, blessed are you

Who are poor in spirit

For to you is opened the gate of life

Of righteousness

To you is given

The kingdom of heaven


Isaiah 66:2
Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.

James 2:5
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?


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