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Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

The Beatitudes
The BeatitudesSteve Gregg

In this lecture, Steve Gregg explores the meaning behind the first of the eight Beatitudes - "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Drawing from Old and New Testament scripture, he delves into the concept of a contrite and repentant spirit, emphasizing the importance of humility and the dangers of excessive self-esteem. He ultimately concludes that it is only by humbling oneself and receiving grace that one can truly find happiness and fulfillment in this life and in the afterlife.

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