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|God says that if we seek the Kingdom above all else, then all things will be added |
to us. This is the harvest. If we develop ... True Kingdom prosperity does not come
from money, but from being obedient to God. I do not want to be deceived by ...
|Your nobility of character comes from God alone; from Him comes all our true |
distinction; it was not left to us along with our position. ... I consider the man who
is satisfied with his poverty rich, even though he does not own so much as a shirt.
|True wealth comes from blessings we receive from God. This wealth ... When we |
do not honor God in our pursuit of riches, our efforts are often filled with difficult
and troubled times. When we ... Proverbs 22:16 teaches, "He who oppresses the
poor to make much for himself or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
|Two privileges come with your poverty. Since you did not choose it, it is God's will |
and not your own. Anything we receive from God with gratitude is ... It does not
have the wholeness of true poverty. Since we naturally complain about things
|... attributed to created things, does not designate real independence, and hence |
it might as well be called "poverty. ... The occasion makes him independent in
that thing toward which he is poor, because it comes to exist through the
|This something has no "before" or "after," and it waits for nothing that is yet to |
come, for it has nothing to gain or lose. ... For God does not intend that man shall
have a place reserved for him to work in, since true poverty of spirit requires that ...
|Such a person has a will with which he wants to fulfill God's will, and that is not |
true poverty. For if a person wants really to have poverty, he ought to be as free of
his own created will as he was when he did not exist. For I tell you by the truth
that is ... in what blessedness consists. That something has neió ther before nor
after, and it is not waiting for anything that is to come, for it can neither gain nor
|poverty about which Eckhart wants to speak. Fulfilling God's dearest will is not |
true inner poverty. ... and before God was God, Eckhart illustrates how spiritual
poverty is abandoned as the soul and God come "to be" in creatures: What I
wanted I ...
|The poverty exemplified by Christ was also a poverty of spirit that ministers of the |
gospel are to possess before God. It is a poverty ... asserts that God will not
overlook acts of true holiness confirmed by generosity to the poor. Fifth, Calvin ...
Son of God. The poor, then, come as a divine test, to awaken the Church
|I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. |
... And when God first created the Garden of Eden and put man there, there was
no poverty or sickness there at all. ... It is also true when people are poor God is
robbed of pleasure and when people do not have enough to give, God is denied