The Meaning of “Being Poor in Spirit” (Noon)
Psalm 33:17-18 A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy.
Robert Gilmour LeTourneau was born on November 30th, 1888. His parents were obedient to God and taught him the gospel since his childhood. Entering his teenage years, he was interested in machinery. He learned metalwork, machinery, and electricity. Letourneau understood that his love for machinery could extinguish the fire of his service to God.
Along with his rising success, LeTourneau’s service lived on. He understood that his creativity in industrialization came from God. He lived his life as an entrepreneur and a witness of Christ. His legacy includes heavy vehicles and patents in phenomenal products such as portable cranes, soil rollers, portable bridges, and mobile oil drilling equipment that have become a perfect solution for today’s drilling activities. There are books telling stories of his life, one of them titled ‘Mover of Men and Mountains”. Through his service, many people came to Christ.
As a person with skills and knowledge in machinery, LeTourneau realized and admitted that he would not be able to achieve anything without God. This is the definition of “being poor before God”. Having a heart that understands and admits that we are helpless without God. Understand that God is our only help, and outside of Him, we cannot do anything. When we have God as the source of hope, help, and support in our life, we will be fruitful. Any work of our hands will bear fruit because the amazing God is behind us. Jesus blesses us. (ABU)
BEING POOR IN SPIRIT is to REALIZE and ADMIT that we are HELPLESS WITHOUT GOD.
1. What does ‘being poor in spirit’ mean?
2. Do you have a poor heart before God? Why?
3. How will you have a poor heart in front of God?
“Father, we thank You for everything in our life. We realize that we are nothing without You. Only with Your support that we can be fruitful. Thank You, Father, for Your abundant love. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”