What does it mean to be poor in spirit?


Matthew 5:3

ESV - 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, being "poor in spirit" is the opposite of pride, ambition, or vanity. It means realizing that we are sinners who can contribute nothing toward our salvation, and who are in total need of God's grace and mercy as the only hope of eternal life.

This attitude or orientation then results in a complete willingness to be directed by God in terms of our station in life, and the burdens that we are called on to bear, as well as the tasks that we are called on to perform, throughout our entire lives, up to and including the end of those lives.

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