Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Matt 5:2-3

And He opened his mouth and taugh them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for thiers is the kindgom of heaven.

blessed (mak-ar'-ee-os - greek root pronunciation) to pronounce on to be fortunate, well off, happy.
poor (pto-khos') a beggar, a pauper, denoting absolute or public mendicancy (the condition or practise of being a beggar)
spirit (pnyoo'-mah) the rational soul, vital principle, mental disposition
Kingdom of heaven (oo'-ran-os') the abode of God, by implication happiness, power, eternity

well, if that doesn't get ya fired not only will we be fortunate, well off, and happy if we are poor in spirit (which i have heard described as being very similar to meekness, in that our view of self is not proud, but one of thankful submission in awe of God's great power and love for us despite our complete unworthyness), but we will gain the kingdom of God. kewl huh? oh, but it is so much more than that. its as if we are granted a unlimited pass into the pressence of God, a presence so powerful that it cuased moses to glow for days after he had witnessed it. not only that, but it was so radiant that the people knew he had seen part of God. and we will be given that....not just a glimpse...but the whole thing. we will see our Maker face to face. and then we will bow down, casting our crowns (which hopefully we have been faithful to earn them) at His feet and crying 'HOLY, HOLY, HOLY ARE YOU LORD!!" day and awesome would that be? to stand with all those who have gone before us, the spiritual leaders and men/women of God from the beginning of time....if that doesn't get ya fired up.....


Blogger Sage said...

joe... I want you to know... you're a role model to me. Thank you... even though those words can't come close to the feelings I have, thank you. Stay awesome, and know that your life has affected another. Later homie x.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 6:50:00 PM  
Blogger Nata said...

i have so much to learn. when most of my life i thought that we're suppoused to be rich in spirit -- or in other words self-confident, it ends up being our demise.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 8:14:00 PM  
Blogger frankcastle said...

Amen, brother. (you're sounding like a preacher. hmmm.....)

Friday, August 04, 2006 11:41:00 PM  
Blogger Lucky said...

Ditto on how your life has affected another...very deep but very encouraging

Sunday, August 06, 2006 4:15:00 PM  
Blogger angela said...

is dis blueberry boy? i'm sure ya've never heard THAT before. sweet blog

Monday, August 07, 2006 5:02:00 PM  
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