This is a thought on the Bible that I like, not necessarily right but I think it follows truth. Walk with me as I develop the thought. The poor in the Bible often talked to and about are people who are spiritually poor. Think of the Beatitudes Matt. 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. The poor in spirit always realize their need for a true and living God therefore He can interact with them and give them gifts of his love, salvation and Kingdom.
The rich are fulfilled in themselves and have no need of a God. Their personal kingdom is blocking and anesthetizing their God-given image barer hunger for God. These rich people are not all wealthy in the world’s eyes but are from any economic strata, fooled into not needing God. This is why it is hard for a rich man to get into heaven. Money and wealth has never ever had an absolute rule in this richness or poorness of spirit.
Money wealth has never had absolute rule in a person’s ability to be a poor in spirit and accept God as a true and living Savior. However, a self-richness in spirit person puffs their pride at God and says see what my talents have done!
Some even bring their success to a body of believers and does good things for the body of Christ. But alas, they’d still trust their own hands and abilities more than the God that gave them the gifts that they have. Then they deny God his proper place as Lord of their wealth, talent, and of their life. This denial of God will impede their ability to ever walk humbly with our Lord.
There are several ways a person like this can be broken. Maybe they can fail miserably or succeed even more miserably. God is not limited by my suggestions here or ever. God will not take away their free will and He will allow them to continue in their blindness. Unless they see God calling them into poorness of spirit (HOPE) or don’t answer that call there is little hope for their reunification with God.
Micah 6:7-8 “Should we offer him (God) thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? 8) No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Walk Humbly with the true and living God and you will be on track to God and an abundant life. Today is the day to accept the Lord’s sovereignty over your life. This is the true beginning of wisdom. If you can sense His call to relationship just admit your deep need for a perfect God who will love you. Our Lord proved His love in that while we were yet sinners He gave Himself for us.