The_Observer Looks At The BE-attitudes (Matt 5)

 3″Blessed are the poor in spirit,
      for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The key to the kingdom of heaven lies in the acknowlegement of our spiritual bankruptcy. Aye?

Being churchy and Christian-like doesnt help us. Aye?  <— c/ref Revelations 3:17-22

Over the weekend…I was just thinking that its about time we end this ignorance and false hope in humanity.

We know that we can’t save ourselves but yet we still try to ‘earn’ our way back in guilt.

Worse, we associate our level of spirituality with the people/community around us. We compare with others and when they let us down spiritually, we feel despondent too.

Lets face it, when the dust settles and when all things are said and done….whats left is just God and you. There is your treasure that you should’ve sold all you had for.

If you don’t acknowledge your own spiritual poverty, if you don’t do anything about it and hence, the crap hits the fan….then that’s your own problem.

It is not dependent on the ‘spiritual level/maturity’ of the person next to you. Sure, he/she can share what works for him/her, and you can learn from that. But that is about it.

The true work of salvation happens inside and only inside. The Word of God is more than enough for it to happen.

If only people bothered to read, study and apply it.

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~ by shybeg122 on August 31, 2009.

2 Responses to “The_Observer Looks At The BE-attitudes (Matt 5)”

  1. Well the models of Paul and Jesus left room for disappointment when let down by those around them, do they not? I think there’s a big difference between despondency/resignation, and disappointment. CS Lewis wrote that the only place where one can ever be free from hurts and disappointments is the loveless pit of hell. IMHO the problem isn’t a false hope in humanity per se, but a faltering hope in the redemptive power of God’s love for humanity.

  2. Couldn’t agree more.

    But every so often, the church-mentality cultivates a state of wht i call ‘spiritual flux’ which is heavily peer-dependent. The hope of redemptive power should lie solely between the individual and God. When the connection is established and secure, that is when we can see it being lived out in everyday life.

    Unfortunately….ppl look to those besides them rather than looking inside and looking upwards.

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