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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

A reader wondered, "What does 'poor in spirit' mean"? I have heard it taught that 'poor in spirit' is a Greek idiom that means oppressed. This makes sense, if we look at Luke 6:20, which states, "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God."

Typically, (perhaps not always). poor people are oppressed, and often, oppressed people are poor. In this light, Matthew 5:3 does not mean that those lacking in spiritual maturity have the kingdom of heaven, but rather, those who are oppressed shall have the kingdom of heaven. Remember, we have to be ready to give up EVERYTHING.

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God Bless You!
Annie

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TODAY'S DAILY NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What was Zedekiah the king of?

Answer below

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TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

In the end, nothing is easier to tell than the truth.

Unknown

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FEATURED POEM:

Breathe on me, Breath of God, Fill me with life anew, That I may love what Thou dost love, And do what Thou would do.

Edwin Hatch

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ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What was Zedekiah the king of?

A. Judah.

Jeremiah 28:1

And it happened in the same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah. . . .

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