Beatitude–Meekness

The “meek” are those who are humble and submissive before God. They find their refuge in Him and commit their way entirely to Him. They are more concerned about God’s work and God’s people than about what might happen to them personally. The meek, rather than the aggressive, ultimately inherit the earth.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.–Matthew 5:5

Meekness

Meekness is the complete opposite as what we are taught to be. We seek meekness as being a wimp, coward. But Jesus was meek. We teach our children to be aggressive, to go after what they want, almost at any cost, yet God says that the meek will be blessed.

In Psalm 37:11 we are told again that he meek will inherit the earth. “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” The one’s that dedicate their life to God are the one’s that will inherit the earth. That doesn’t mean preachers, evangelists, or missionaries will be the only ones to inherit the earth. Everyone that seeks God’s will to do what he has for them to do on this earth.

In Roman’s 4:13 it says, “for the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” We’re not entitled to anything through who we are related to, who we associate with, what our lineage is, only through our faith in Jesus Christ. You see many churches today, that want to trace their lineage through people before the Americas were being inhabited. If you can trace your church to one of the disciples, then you’re a real church or you’re more important. These churches have it so wrong. Only Jesus can promise us eternity.

I see meekness as being restrained. Many times we want to get mouthy and say something mean to someone else to hurt them. We want to get vengeance. We want others to know we have wealth or some great talent. Meekness is realizing that all the talents you might have, all the wealth you might have is only through God, and not your doings. Meekness is knowing everything you have could be gone in a split second and you could become the lowest person on Earth. It’s recognizing that God is the ultimate authority.

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