This is the second article in a nine part series on the Beatitudes as recorded in Matthew 5:3-12. This article focuses on the first Beatitude, which describes Christians as being poor in spirit. This Beatitude does not exalt poverty, but rather refers to an awareness of sin and the realization that we cannot pay anything toward our debt. We are completely dependant upon God's grace.
Source: Evangelical Times, 2000. 3 pages.