When we feel we have something to offer God, we come to God with our hands full; and as long as our hands are full, we are not in a position to receive the blessing of God’s presence. When we are poor in spirit – humble – we bring nothing to God, trusting God for everything. When we know that we have nothing to offer God, we are in a position to receive all that God offers to us. When we accept that we cannot claim God’s blessing as a right, we are in a position to receive it as a gift.
- Matthew 5:3 - 3