He fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man.”
Luke 5:8

If we are self-sufficient, we are defined in the light of others. We see ourselves in comparison with other people. If we define ourselves by others, we do not look so bad; however, the Bible tells us this is unwise (2 Cor. 10:12). To be poor in spirit is to recognize the need to be refined by the light of God. When we finally see God or the need of God, we will see the truth about ourselves. God will take our self-sufficiency and refine us until we find our complete sufficiency in Jesus as our Savior.

Pray to be refined by God and not defined by others.

Live Forever Free,


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