Tag: sin

Psalm 113 (ESV)     

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The point of Psalm 113 is clear: God loves the poor and needy, and he has the power and the love to help them. But in order to really find the gospel in this Psalm we need to dig a bit into what it means to be “poor,” biblically. Most of us don’t think of ourselves as poor. We ate breakfast this morning. We’re wearing decent shoes. The car is full of gas. So we make the mistake of thinking we have no right to come to God empty-handed. We don’t want to be whiners. Yet self-sufficiency is a deadly lie.

How can we hope to be among the blessed ones (Matthew 5:3-12) when we are so very prosperous? “With God all things are possible,” Jesus said (Matthew 19:23-26). God can and graciously does bring us to our knees in a variety of ways so that we will cry out to him and be blessed. There are many kinds of poor… Read More…