Matthew 5:3

Have you ever failed to recognize the obvious? For instance, have you run a car out of gas? Have you forgotten to eat a meal or two during a busy day?

At times the obvious can seem inconspicuous to our circumstances. We roll along and suddenly the car just simply stops. Life can often end just as quickly as a car which runs out of gas.

Do we recognize?

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

Do we recognize our need of help from God? This recognition is a matter of being blessed. This blessed(ness) isn’t a temporary feeling, rather it is a state that comes from knowing/responding to Jesus’ substitutionary act on the cross.

Do we recognize those around us? The need is obvious and yet we often go about our day…


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