You’re Fully Aware of Your Inability to get Life Right on Your Own
Jesus starts the most famous sermon he ever preached with the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3, NIV) The idea of being poor in spirit is embracing your own brokenness. We don’t like to do that as humans. Our default mode is to think of ourselves as good enough, strong enough, smart enough. We know what’s right, we know what’s best, we know how to live our lives. The problem is, the depth of our wisdom is a facade, exposed by the consequences of our own actions. Many people can walk through an entire lifetime convinced of their own moral superiority. Humility is difficult to come by, but humility is essential, because Jesus himself says that humility, embracing your depravity, being ‘poor in spirit,’ is the first step to the kingdom of heaven. Whether you got to a place of humility the easy way or the hard way, rejoice that you’re there, because humility is the first step towards the kingdom of heaven.