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Wednesday September 13th: Dependence on Grace

‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.”

Luke 6:20-26When Jesus proclaims the above, he delivers a message that turns the world’s values upside down. Being poor and hungry are often seen as curses rather than blessings. But Jesus is inviting us to see beyond the material and superficial.

Jesus is telling us that the kingdom of God is for those who recognize their spiritual poverty, their need for God, and their dependence on His grace. It’s for those who hunger not just for physical bread but for the bread of life, which is the Word of God.

He continues, “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now…” These words remind us that wealth and self-sufficiency can be spiritual stumbling blocks. When we become too comfortable in our material success, we might forget our need for God and become disconnected from the suffering of others.

Jesus is inviting us to examine the attitudes of our hearts. Are we more focused on accumulating wealth, status, and comfort in this world, or are we seeking the eternal riches of God’s kingdom?