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Blessed are the Meek
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.
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