blessed

What does it mean to be blessed?  I hear the phrase, “I am blessed”, quite often…let’s look in on what Jesus had to say about “blessed”…

Today’s Text:  Then Jesus began to teach…”Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

Devotional Thought:  Today’s passage, and those I will focus on in coming days, comes from the beginning of what we know as the Sermon on the Mount.  Blessedness…of those who live in Christ.  “Blessed” describes a joy that has its secret within itself. “Poor in spirit” are those who consciously depend on God rather than themselves…they are “poor” inwardly.  Not possessions but having the mindset that says, “Lord Jesus, on my own I can’t do it”.  We then can step through the door to where Christ can accomplish his work in us.