by Russell Sherrard
Theirs is the Kingdom
by Staci Stallings
Why does everything feel so hard? Why do accomplishments and awards feel so empty so quickly? Why does it feel like you are constantly running after rainbows that you never catch or when you do, they don’t satisfy like you thought they would?
In this amazing Bible Study, you will learn why being poor in spirit allows you to finally relax into what God is doing in your life. You will let go of chasing rainbows and start seeing them everywhere. Stop existing… Start living!
LIVING IN THE LIGHT BIBLE STUDIES presents this Bible study guide focusing on the first beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of God.” A Bible study for women and men alike, Theirs is the Kingdom will teach you the difference between living with God as your one and only source vs. using Him only as a resource. It will challenge you to reorient your view of faith and life and will almost certainly earn a spot on your most inspirational books list.
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“I am the Lord your God, you shall have no false gods before me.”
For a moment, I want you to stop and think about this commandment. What does it mean to you? Does it mean you are required to live up to God’s standards? Does it mean He’s out to get you? Is it a challenge, a threat, or a comfort?
For me, for many years it was both a threat and a challenge. It wasn’t until recently that it became a great comfort. That moment changed my life. Literally. Let me explain.
In this life we all have two ways to judge or gain our worth and acceptance—either through our Source or through our resources. Put simply, God and only God is our Source. Everything and everyone else is a resource.
Resources are those things we use in our lives. Source is that which gives us life. Our trouble starts when we think of our resources as our source. For example, we make money our source—if we have a lot of money, we feel good, we believe we are accepted and loved. If we don’t have a lot of money, our concept of our self-worth plummets. But money is not our true source. It is only a resource. To make money our source is to disobey the first commandment. It is literally making something else our god.