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Poor in Spirit

As the Savior opened His message of spiritual healing, He said the poor in spirit are blessed, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. These are they in whom is found no haughtiness nor excesses of pride. Such possess the spiritual sight perception and willingness to hear that enable them to enjoy the greatest benefit from inspired words of truth. The poor in spirit are the exact opposite of those of John Nine who refused to receive the testimony of Christ given by a man whom the Lord had healed, regarded him as a sinner, and cast him out of their presence. Such mistreatment seems to have had no ill effect on the man, who had been born blind and to whom the Savior gave sight. The Kingdom of Heaven belongs indeed to the poor in spirit.

Written by David Hayes Prophater