Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13
Like many prophets Zephaniah stresses the need for people to seek out the Lord, to heed his word and to become a humble people.

1 Corinthians 1: 26-31
God chose those who are deemed weak in the eyes of the world to be God’s own.

Matthew 5: 1-12
Jesus outlines those to whom the kingdom of God belongs, including those who are poor in spirit, the merciful, those who mourn and those who hunger and thirst for what is right.