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Tag: blessing

  • Poor in Spirit

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (NIV) When Luke records this dictum, he leaves off “in spirit,” so it becomes a saying about poverty. Yet what benefit, what good is there in being poor or in having an attitude of poverty? To answer this, I think […]

  • Violence and Meekness

    “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” –Matthew 5:5 Who can believe this? How can the meek get anything? You have to be aggressive. You have to be bold and assertive. You can’t wait for anybody to give you anything. What was Jesus thinking, telling people that being gentle and mild, being […]

  • Lucky

    I would like to reclaim luck. There is a notion prevalent among evangelicals that Christians should never attribute their good fortune or success to luck but only to God’s blessing. I suspect that many would attribute luck—good or bad—to the devil. By good luck he further ensnares those who are already his and prevents their […]