For They Will Inherit the Earth

 

Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:5

A person who is “meek” is often thought of as being resigned to their circumstances, even weak, but that really isn’t what is being described here. Those who are “meek” are those who understand that they are dependent upon God, and not upon their own strength or even upon the power of armies, for our own strength is a temporary affair, as is the might of an army; all will perish. Yet God’s strength is eternal, and His might never flags or fails. With this in mind, consider who is not meek; the proud, the loud, and the haughty. These are the ones who must always dominate others, who must always have the last word, and who will trample others to get ahead, for they fear losing control: They are not blessed for their own behavior is their curse.

The meek will inherit the earth, just like the descendants of Abraham would inherit the Land. Once again, Matthew has linked an idea relating to Jesus with Israelite history, and this time, he has done so in a way that leads us to an apocalyptic conclusion, for those who place their full faith and trust in God for their provision will not only enjoy relationship with Him now, but will reign with Him upon His return, thus receiving a double blessing of His grace.

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One thought on “For They Will Inherit the Earth

  1. Reblogged this on Call to Witness and commented:
    It is a stressful thing to try to live life relying on your own abilities. What usually happens when we do this is we often burn out and accomplished nothing. It is really a blessing when we stop relying on ourselves to get things done and rely on the Lord to meet our needs. The difference between us relying on ourselves and relying on God is that God is limitless in His abundant provision. This blog reminds me what meekness truly is.

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