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Blessed are the Meek

Updated on April 17, 2018
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Jerry started in the trucking industry in 1978 and has spent most of his life on the open road as a Trucker Evangelist and Christian Author.

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

Matthew 5: 5

4Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the Earth.

Have you ever been tried to the core of your very soul and wonder if you have been singled out to be tried like Job?

Have you ever wondered why some people can get by with doing wrong and yes, even prosper in their wrong doing?

Well, I have often had these thoughts and hoped God would be looking the other way but in reality if we view what is happening in our land with immorality and divorce in the church almost as high as that in the world not leaving out the backbiting among God's people, I do not think it would take long to put a damper on our spirit.

If we viewed all of this with our human reasoning we would tend to ask these same questions about the justice of a loving God.

With this in mind, I would ask the question, "who are the meek and why did Jesus in his teachings make the statement that they shall be the ones who will inherit the Earth"?

Matthew Henry Commentary states “that the meek are those who quietly submit themselves to God, to his word and to his rod. They are those who follow his directions and comply with his designs and are gentle toward all men”.

To be meek is to be pliable, teachable, and submissive to those who are in authority over us.

Meekness is the fruit of God working in us by his Holy Spirit.

This fruit working in us will give us a new outlook on life and will in time change our attitude into Godly sorrow which will soften our heart to be more receptive to the working of his Spirit within us.


My Conclusion

Dear Reader, meekness is not speaking of a person as being weak. "To be meek is to be pliable, teachable, and submissive to those who are in authority over us."

The Lord God is at work in our inner man to produce the image of his Son in us.

Meekness causes us to be ready to accept instruction.

Meekness is the opposite of trying to govern our life and allowing God to fight our battles.

A meek person will endure the trial even if it means being embarrassed or suffer pain or loss.

The meek are able to endure with patience because they know that God loves them and that he is sovereign over all his creation and watches over it. Having a child like attitude and being meek, allows us to bear the insults from others. Being a meek person causes us to remain calm while others get heated up.

We learn to leave revenge up to God while remaining calm and true to our calling. No wonder Jesus said that the meek will inherit the Earth.

Psalms 37:16 says: “A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of the wicked”.

The meek are satisfied with what they have and thank God that they have it. We need too keep reminding ourselves that Jesus endured horrific trials though he himself was the Son of God. John 18:11.

We are going to face trials and tests which are designed to produce Godly character in us and remember that through these trials we are gaining valuable knowledge and experience not forgetting confidence and patience which we can use to help someone else going through their hardships.

God is more concerned with building our character than he is with the hard trials which seem to make us want to ask him why the hurt when we are supposed to be his children.

I will close by saying that there is a difference in our reputation and our character.

Reputation is what man thinks about us but character is what God knows about us and that is the bottom line of why we must endure with the attitude of endurance because in this race the prize is not given to the swift or the strong but to those who finish the race.

To many people want to have a mountain experience without going through the valley but dear ones,we are going to have our trials and suffer hardships, but the good news is we do not have to face them alone for Jesus promised that he would never leave us or forsake us but would go with us all the way till the end of the world.

© 2013 Jerry W Hulse

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      Jerry W Hulse 5 years ago from Kingsport, Tennessee

      Thank you Msdora, anoocre8ion, shaofarcall and faith reaper be blessed

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      Jerry W Hulse 5 years ago from Kingsport, Tennessee

      Thank you Celafoe

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      charlie 5 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      The problem with this study is you did not include a warning about this statement and the way it is misused in todays churches. Meekness is NOT weakness and this must be included in any study of the subject.

      "To be meek is to be pliable, teachable, and submissive to those who are in authority over us."

      We are to follow God, not man and we MUST stand against, not be party to those things which are against the word of God. Jesus meekness was also a part of the chasing the moneychangers out of the temple. The demands of many churches that you submit and not point out error are unscriptural and cannot be heeded.

      The bottom line is the scriptures and the leading of the Holy Spirit (that is confirmed by scripture) must be considered first in all things. We are to always think more highly of others than ourselves and be of course gentle and in control of our demeanor at all times , but there is a time and place for standing against what professes to be of God and is NOT.

      Be meek but not weak.

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      Amy 5 years ago from Texas

      Great way of explaining what it means to be meek. All believers struggle, at least at times. Some of us struggle more than others. It is the desire of my heart to be found pleasing unto my Lord in and through all things.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent hub of His truths! I have been through many trials and tribulations and have gotten through them all with the help of our Lord.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      I like Matthew Henry's commentary on the meek. Thanks for sharing it, and also your personal perspective. You have given me much to reflect on.

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      shofarcall 5 years ago

      Hello Jerry,

      Great surprise to see "hub published" by you on the computer screen this morning.

      Great hub. So difficult much of the time to be "meek". It seems like we have entered an era/time when we are being called to be "defenders of the faith" with the lack of Godliness all around us.

      But I also know the Lord is quite able to "defend" Himself. Now, more than ever, the need to hear the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit is imperative. God Bless.

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