What Does it Mean to be Spiritually Poor?
“See, therefore, that those who are spiritually poor, who are hungering and thirsting after righteousness, who are sorrowing, downtrodden and upset over their sins, who are concerned for their salvation, who are fleeing the world and all its temptations, who are daily struggling and wrestling with God, who groan after God’s grace, wherever they go, who fear for themselves before God’s disfavor, hell and damnation: those are the ones referred to when it says: “The miserable shall eat that they be satisfied.” They are the rightful guests at the LORD’s table.”
C.F.W. Walther “Confessional Address on Psalm 22.27 (Maundy Thursday 1848),” Occasional Sermons and Addresses By C.F.W. Walther, Joel Basely, 278.