The teaching of Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” Following the world’s values and philosophies does not work! Jesus knew what we needed and He gave us words that would guide our minds to be reoriented to a new way of thinking and a new way of living! Jesus and His teachings is the reference point that can create an upside down world, right.
When you’re out in the woods, your reference point may be nothing more than a little red arrow that points north! When you are lost, it does not matter if you do not feel lost – you are still lost. It does not matter if you feel like you are heading back to the ranger station where you parked your vehicle, if that little red needle on the compass says you are not going right, you better believe it because that compass will keep you upright and oriented. You might not be all that far from your vehicle, but if you are going in the wrong direction you are just going to get farther away.
Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Jesus came to show us the way to Heaven and to show us up from down, right from wrong. The world says blessed are the wealthy in spirit. Jesus way is the only right way.