Reflection. God has already given us the ability to understand His Word. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google translator.

Someone raises a verse with an explanatory comment to the Social Network in which involved members of the Congregation, for example recently a friend shepherd climbed a very good explanation of the passage in Matthew 5.3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

"Poor" is the key word of this passage. He understood that Jesus referred to this word the whole phrase light is cast. The original text is in Greek, so the pastor's work see Strong's saying was taken:
Matthew 5.3; 11.5; 19.21; 26.9 and 26.11, the word that the RV60 (the Strong dictionary is based on this version) translates "poor" in the original is φτωχός = ptojo (Strong # 4434) which means a poor end, person completely dispossessed, that depends entirely mercy of others. The pastor said: "It is the man who has nothing; which has no equity and say "poor in spirit", he is referring to the person who recognizes his "spiritual bankruptcy." Therefore, go and is totally dependent on God and his mercy. "

We see then that the good performance of the pastor was not a matter of "Revelation" or "Anointing" but to look with respect and genuine interest in the Word of God and take the trouble of studying, consulting the dictionary, then connect the dots and meditate a moment in Scripture. The pastor came to the above conclusion: "A" poor in spirit is that he understands that depends entirely on God. " But this minister, with good judgment and humility, did not stay with their own opinion, but that reconfirm with the Bible, looking for the same passage in other versions:

NRSV Version (NIV): 3 "Blessed are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
New Living Translation (NLT): 3 "God blesses those who are poor in spirit and realize the need of it, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 

Word of God for All (PDT): 3 "Fortunate are those who recognize their spiritual need, for the kingdom of God belongs to them.

Contemporary English Version (CEV): 3 "God blesses those who confíantotalmente in it, because they are part of his kingdom.

As we can see, understand the word is not:

1. Question of having a privileged mind
2. Revelation have only Chosen (gnostic vision)
3. Nor is it something reserved for the Anointed (Vetero-testamentary vision judaizante)

But that the same is available for all who believe (Jeremiah 31.31-34). Strong Concordance and a dictionary should be present in the house of a believer, or at least the Church should have one in your library for studying inquiries. Under each passage sticking them the web link where they can consult free of many versions of the Bible.

Week 70 is about to begin. Already you have a Smartphone (U $ D 1000), a tablet (U $ D 1000), a Notebook (U $ D 1000), a smart watch (U $ D 400), do not tell me you can not afford a Strong (U $ D 100) or a good Study Bible (U $ D 50).

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