Zephaniah 2:3, 3: 12-13
The Prophet calls on the people to live pure and humble lives, and the Lord promises to reward them with his shalom, the fullness of life and peace. 

1 Corinthians 1: 26-31
St Paul explains that those who are nothing in the world’s eyes can be valued by God’s special witnesses. 

Matthew 5: 1-12
Jesus presents not rules and regulations for entering God’s kingdom, but simple descriptions of the sort of people who are close to God, and who thereby find real happiness.