Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them."

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

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

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Being poor in spirit means that a person is willing to sit in the passenger seat and be led by the Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit. Very simply, it is living with true humility. Our flesh has desires that are based on satisfying the flesh. Acting on these desires invades our soul with evil intent. Someone who is poor in spirit allows the Spirit of God to lead their decisions and actions – constantly emptying themselves of desires that profane or go against God’s character - and instead fill the soul with hope and truth.