Poverty of Soul

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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.

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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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34 Comments

  1. Austina Singh says:

    Praise the Lord. Amen.

  2. Gerry says:

    He is the Potter and we are the clay, lest we forget. Thank you Lord God in the highest for your Holy Son, your abundant love, your amazing grace, your much-needed forgiveness and incredible mercy every single day.

  3. Sue says:

    Thank you for this daily devotion. It has woken me up and made me realize I need to follow and obey the Lord. God bless you!