Read: Matthew 5: 1-3
1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
What does it mean to be “poor in spirit?” Jesus is not speaking about being without financial means, although He has much to say about finances. To be “poor in spirit” is to recognize we are in need of God’s help. The kingdom of heaven belongs to those of us who confess our spiritual bankruptcy. We are unable to earn our position. We are dependent on Him.
The person who is poor in spirit is dependent and surrendered. Any other choice misses the point.