“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” — Jesus, Matthew 5:3, NIV (New International Version), accessed from BibleGateway.com
So who are the poor in spirit? The version of this in Luke 6:20 says simply blessed are the poor.
Those poor in the material things of this world have a special place in God’s heart? Why? Because they must recognize their dependence on God for their sustenance.
The poor in spirit are hungry for the things of God. We are blessed when we seek after God for not only our physical sustenance but our spiritual sustenance as well.
Dig a Little Deeper:
Do you hunger for God?