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 The Poor in Spirit - A. B. Simpson

Days of Heaven on Earth
Friday, November 30, 2012

When the apostle speaks of the deep things Of God (1 Corinthians 2:10), he means more than deep spiritual truth. There must be something before this. There must be a deep soil and a thorough foundation.

Much of our spiritual teaching fails because the people to whom it is directed are so shallow. Their deeper nature has never been stirred.

The beatitudes begin at the bottom of things-the poor in spirit, the mourners, the hungry hearts. Suffering is essential to profound spiritual life. We need not go to a monastery or a hospital for the leprous to find it. Unless we are born into a different race than Adam's, the first real opportunity for unselfishness will bring into our lives the anguish of crucifixion.

Because men and women have not faced this truth, they know little of suffering and death. We must have deep convictions. Truth must be to us a necessity and principle a part of our very being.

Lord, make me poor in spirit. Help me to be even as Thou wert when on earth-always the lowest and, therefore, highly exalted (Philippians 2:9).

Scripture
In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves—Philippians 2:3


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Mike

 2012/11/30 8:31Profile
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 Re: The Poor in Spirit - A. B. Simpson


Quote: 'Much of our spiritual teaching fails because the people to whom it is directed are so shallow.

That, sadly, is so true.

When we fail at being 'us', then maybe God will use us.

 2012/11/30 9:53Profile









 Re: The Poor in Spirit - A. B. Simpson

Good post brother......... "Suffering is essential to profound spiritual life." I have found that every profoundly spiritual person that I have met in my 21 years of Christianity has much suffering as a testimony in their life and part of the testimony is their overcoming in Christ........bro Frank

 2012/11/30 10:31





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