Are The Poor Really “Blessed?”

“I need help.”
For some people, it’s tough to say those words. Some people have so much pride, they can’t bring themselves to admit they need help. Some think their money can save them.       Others think their education can save them. Others think their networking can save them. But the bottom line is, every one of us, rich and poor, educated and illiterate, need Jesus.
In the sermon on the mount, Jesus said, “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs” (Matt. 5:3). Think about those words, “…God blesses those who are poor and realize they need Christ.”
That is the opposite of what the world thinks and teaches.
“Blessed are the poor….?” Come on! Are you serious? There is nothing “blessed” about being poor… or so the world says. So why does Jesus teach that? Because in order for a person to become a Christian, they have to realize they need Christ. They have to realize they are poor and destitute. They are helpless and need Jesus. But, for lots of people that’s a tough pill to swallow.
What about you? Do you realize you need Jesus or, are you filled with so much pride you can’t bring yourself to admit it?
Maybe your financial status has changed. Your bank account is low and possibly empty. There was a time when you were loaded financially or, you were semi-loaded.     But no longer. Now, you need help.
Jesus wants to help us. First, give your life to Christ and then, Christ will help us with the rest.
The “poor” really are blessed because they have no pretense… no pride… they realize they need help and Jesus is ready to help them.

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