Being poor in spirit is more than just a spiritual discipline. It’s more than just a Christian character trait. It’s part of becoming like Jesus
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
He who keeps his command will experience nothing harmful; And a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment.
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger settles in the lap of a fool.
I urge you, brothers, on account of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices…
,….whose god is their belly,….—who set their mind on earthly things.