“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:3

Poor in spirit

What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”? To be always sad? To be broken hearted? Simply put, to be “poor in spirit” means to be “humble”. When we are wealthy, when we are successful, it is easy to have your heart filled with the wealth and other earthly riches. When that happens, we tend to forget that we need Jesus. To be “poor in spirit” means to acknowledge that we need God.

Kingdom of heaven

Jesus taught many times the importance of humility. This passage also mentions that the poor in spirit are the ones closest to Heaven. When we become prideful we have more difficulty in acknowledging God, and relying in Him. Let’s confess that we need God today, and trust in Him!

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