January 14, 2018
At the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount is a section called the Beatitudes. Jesus says “blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” To be poor in Spirit is to recognize that you have nothing to offer God. You have nothing that God needs. You have nothing that you can do to deserve or earn standing before God. That you can’t possibly live up to God. Our salvation from God is entirely because of the grace of God.