Remember Jesus is not praising poverty of things and needs; He is speaking of poverty of the spirit. Barclay translates this verse thus: O the bliss of the man who has realized his own utter helplessness, and who has put his whole trust in God. For thus alone he can render to God that perfect obedience which will make him a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.

It is when we realize that without Jesus there is no value that we are able to reach to Him for our salvation. That is my translation.

Next Thursday May 5th is our National Day of Prayer, if our nation ever needed to kneel before our Lord it is now.  Let me encourage  you to share in the day if it possible in your community and either way plan to spend some private, quiet time with the Lord for our nation.


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