To be poor in our traditional society means to be lacking and without the basic necessities to survive from day to day making life difficult and burdensome. When I read this passage today, I thought about being so empty in your Spirit that you NEED God like never before. How often have we been full and life was what we wanted it to be until things suddenly took a turn for the worse and after months of fighting to get back on top, we find ourselves empty. Poor in spirit, begging for something to fill the emptiness. When you are finally at that place that you realize no matter what I accomplish, how much money I make, who I know or what I did or plan to do, I AM NOTHING without my Savior. When your heart cries out and says, I need you God more than the air I breath, I need you. When you cry out like David and plead with God if He is to do anything, to not take His Holy Spirit from you, it is then that you are right were you are suppose to be. Truly and to the utmost BLESSED!