- Pastor Mark Parsons
The Humble Are Blessed
From His mountainside seat, Jesus pronounces blessings to the disciples near and to the crowds below. His emphasis, not on loftier things to which they might have aspired, but upon their present condition, which many saw as a sign of God’s disfavor.
He spoke of the poor, the grieving, the weak and the forgotten. For often those with the least in this world will welcome with joy the promises, blessings and riches of God’s Kingdom.
In God’s economy: the poor receive relief, the grieving find comfort, the forgotten have an inheritance and their names are known throughout the Kingdom.
Things To Think About:
1. It’s easy for most, if they stop long enough, to be thankful for the obvious blessings which surround us every day. It is more challenging to count the blessings that are ours when we surrender control to the Lord. We think we control so much, but it is an illusion. It is in our need that we find strength when we rely upon the Lord. What do you need to humbly surrender so the Lord can be your strength?
2. What does pride look like in your life? Pride is an attempt to lift ourselves up. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up (higher and higher).”
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3