selah

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  1. This passage highlights the four qualities of poverty in spirit we have discussed: (1) Jesus humbled himself; (2) Jesus emptied himself of status, possessions, and divine privilege; (3) Jesus opened himself to God’s will, submitting to the shameful, violent death of crucifixion; and (4) God highly exalted him because of his poverty in spirit. In summary, it was Jesus’ poverty in spirit – his willingness to embrace lowliness, emptiness, and openness – that led to his being raised to the highest place. Poverty in spirit pleases God the Father and, in contrast to all the deceptions of the world, is the only path to true greatness.

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