Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3
A mother would say, we can be poor, but we dont have to be dirty. More than washing faces or wearing clean close, this meant in a greater sense, that our circumstances do not have to define us.
That even though we may not have a lot of monetary resources, we are still blessed. We may be poor in pocket, poor in health, emotionally poor and spent, but Children of God are never left to a life of poverty. Our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills and we are assured to inherit.