Saturday, February 01, 2014

To Be Poor In Spirit

To be poor in spirit is to realize that I have nothing, am nothing, and can do nothing, and have need of all things. Poverty of spirit is evident in a person when he is brought into the dust before God to acknowledge his utter helplessness. It is the first experiential evidence of a Divine work of grace within the soul, and corresponds to the initial awakening of the prodigal in the far country when he “began to be in want” (Luke 15:14). 

 —A. W. Pink (1886–1952),Taken from “The Beatitudes” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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