Poverty of Soul

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Prayer

No man is more pathetic than he who is in great need and is not aware of it. Remember Samson? Standing there in the valley of Sorek, surrounded by the lords of the Philistines, ” . . . he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.” It has been truly said, “No man is so ignorant as he who knows nothing and knows not that he knows nothing. No man is so sick as he who has a fatal disease and is not aware of it. No man is so poor as he who is destitute, and yet thinks he is rich.” The pitiable thing about the Pharisees was not so much their hypocrisy as it was their utter lack of knowledge of how poor they actually were in the sight of God. There is always something pathetic about a man who thinks he is rich when he is actually poor, who thinks he is good when he is actually vile, who thinks he is educated when he is actually illiterate.

Prayer for the day

Might I always remember the poverty of my soul before Your love invaded my life, Lord Jesus, and I knew You as Savior.

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7 Comments

  1. James Basinger says:

    Thank you for this reminder. I am struggling with stuff to the point of just wanting to give it all away. I am hoping and praying that God will change me completely but I fear that my heart might have grown roots too deep in the stuff and I’m afraid of what it may be like.

  2. Joe says:

    Praise be to God.

  3. Gerry says:

    It is wise to begin your daily bible study with prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate your mind. Open it to the great truths contained in his life-changing Word.

  4. joyce Paul says:

    Our desire to please GOD is our highest motive for obeying HIM!!! GOD whisper of comfort quiet the noise of our trials. GOD BLESS US ALL ! amen.