Blessed.Each of the other seven blessings flow out of the first. Those who come to God destitute of soul receive His grace by faith alone and, by spiritual growth, will develop the following characteristics.  These beatitudes show us the blessedness of those whogrow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ(2 Pet. 3:18). The wordblessed means to share God’s happiness or joy.Those who mourn.When we recognize our spiritual poverty (Matthew 5:3), we mourn our spiritual lack and seek the provisions of God’s grace.