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Blessed are the poor in spirit

SPIRITUAL POVERTY IS THE KEY TO HEAVEN’S BLESSING. The Lord’s people are all poor; they see and feel that sin has stripped them of every excellence; and has left them wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. They can do nothing of themselves, they can procure nothing; but free grace has made ample provision for them, and the Gospel informs them that Jesus has everything they want, and that all He has is for them.

When they look at, or into themselves, they are discouraged; but when they look to Jesus, they rejoice. He has riches of grace, and riches of glory; and He says, “Every one that asketh, receiveth.” He giveth liberally, and upbraideth not. Here then is the present blessedness of the Lord’s poor; Jesus has all they need. He is their Friend; and they that seek Him shall not want any good thing.