2 October 2020 – Matthew 5:3 (NIV)

2 October 2020 – Matthew 5:3 (NIV)


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


No matter your earthly status, we are all poor in the spiritual realm. Like so many living in systematic poverty where just being born into the wrong neighborhood nearly guarantees you a difficult life, the status of our own doing in the spiritual realm is low. This passage is not meant to differentiate the poor in spirit to the rich in spirit, it is meant to illuminate all of mankind’s condition in relation to the kingdom of heaven! It is with this knowledge that we can truly understand the mercy of God and just as amazing, His place for us.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.


Today, take a moment, wherever you are, to ASK God to move in your life: Share what’s on your heart, asking God to provide, protect and encourage you.

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By |2020-09-28T09:34:34+08:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Week 5|Comments Off on 2 October 2020 – Matthew 5:3 (NIV)

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Joshua Xiong is the Worship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of Greenville University. He and his wife, Mai Kao, have three daughters and live in Shanghai, China.