Who are the “meek” people who will “inherit the earth?” Are they the ones we would classify as weak? Would they fall into a special category labeled “non-assertive?” Is the “meek” person one who has no expectations or goals in life? Have you ever seen an ad in the classified section of a newspaper where an insurance or retail company is searching for sale persons that says, “Only the meek should apply?”
David said, “The meek will inherit the land.” And Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.” Who are these “meek” people anyway? Is there any way we can recognize them?
Yes, there is, according to Scripture. The “meek” are the ones who are the opposites of the “know it all” or those who possess a “false-pride.” They are those who many consider being “high-achievers” and that worldly might and power is a reason for living. They present themselves as the ultimate resource of all knowledge, wisdom, insight, and understanding. They consider themselves to be highly sophisticated and “above the ordinary person.” It is those who think they are the “light of the world” – not Jesus.
In God’s Word, however, a truly “meek” person is one whose goal is to know Christ and be dependent on Him. We become meek when we are willing to have Him alter every detail of our self-centered lives by surrendering our wills and our ways to the teachings of God’s Word and ways and having a sincere desire to honor Him in all we do or say.
When it comes to weakness, our “meekness” will allow us to become “strong” in the hands of God. Then He can shape us into becoming who He designed us to be.
Prayer: Lord, fill our hearts with a meekness that opens our hearts to Your Word, Your will, and Your ways. Then, we will experience lives of greatness! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Psalm 37:11
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