Being poor in spirit means emptying yourself. Before we can be filled with God's blessings, we must first be emptied. Every human being is naturally full of selfishness and arrogance. This is called the old nature or old man. Jesus Christ first condemns our sinful nature, then he saves those who are poor in spirit. Therefore, to be poor in spirit also means to admit that we deserve condemnation. At the same time, it means admitting that we are dead in trespasses and sins.