He Who Wisely Understands Advances

by Michelle Dyett-Welcome

in Bible Lessons



[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Psalms 41:1

What a bold statement David made in the beginning of Psalms 41:1. “Blessed is he that considereth the poor . . .” What does he mean? What are the implications of his statement?

To fully, grasp it we have to dissect the scripture and look beyond our traditional understanding or interpretation, we need to view it through the spiritual lenses of God. David used the word blessed to indicate progress, advancement, and rightness. It speaks of traveling on straight a path, a road upon which others are led. This is a causative action; it brings something into being meaning that others are lead to righteousness by our actions.

But . . . what exactly causes us to be blessed? It is our consideration of the poor. To consider the poor is more than feeling sorry for them. It’s more than throwing a few dollars their way or scraps of food. What David spoke of in Psalms 41 is looking upon the poor with wisdom and understanding. It is having insight into the true nature of their problem through spiritual perception.

The wicked can observe what is before them but discerning the root of the cause of something comes from heavenly quarters. This is the type of consideration David spoke of.  When we view the poor through the eyes of God we advance on a straight path, we are set right, and are then qualified as the blessed.

Who are the poor among us? Are they the homeless that fill city streets? The people that are living under the poverty line? Or those who lack clothes and food? In the physical realm, all of these individuals are the poor. But what about in spiritual terms? Those who are weak, hang down low, or are thin in spiritual understanding or fatness are the poor among us. Why? Because they are not rich in the knowledge of God. They do not have a strong or sound relationship with him.

God owns all the riches and without him, we are wretched and poor (Psalms 24:1). The currency of God is spiritual by nature but it has the power to bring into existence all that is needed in temporal time and physical dimensions.

On earth, Christ was poor yet he was the wealthiest man to walk the earth robed in the glorious splendor of God.

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

Revelation 3:17

Christ considered the poor around him, so he taught them; he laid a straight path for them to follow. He spoke words, which helped to free them from bondage, he created a heavenly atmosphere, which dislodged the kingdom of darkness opening the way for light to enter.

Those who consider the underprivileged, open a door of opportunity, so the poor can be scooped from the hand of the enemy and embraced by our loving God.

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Mary L Ball February 6, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Good article with lots to ponder.


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