When one is considered as poor

It’s described as lacking a normal supply…

Perhaps destitute and penniless

And living below the poverty line.

But blessed are the poor in spirit

For theirs is the kingdom of heaven;

Recognising their spiritual bankruptcy

And who avoid doctrines with leaven.

We cannot make ourselves worthy to God

Since only a Savior can reconcile;

When we realise our own spiritual currency

Is futile in God’s eyes.

We are taught psychological solutions

With self-realisation on the rise,

But unless our identity is grounded in Christ

We will believe every doctrine and lies.

The poor in spirit have realised

That their sinfulness is real;

It’s where God has worked in their heart

So they can begin to heal.

The poor in spirit are meek

Who’ve understood the reality of same;

That the riches of God are stored for them

Who honour His statutes and name.

The poor in spirit are rich

Because the humility they display;

Is precious in God’s eyes indeed

It’s a beauty that will remain.

The poor in spirit are selfless

Because it’s not about them anymore;

It’s the bigger picture they have in mind

With the salvation of souls in store.

(C) P.B. 2020

Matthew 5:3

Ephesians 2:8

Ephesians 1:7