The Meek #312

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)

The Christian’s inheritance is in heaven, so what does Jesus mean when He says the meek “shall inherit the earth” (1 Pet. 1:3-5)? Jesus quotes from Psalm 37:11, where David urged Israel to trust the Lord, fully confident that by doing so they would “delight themselves in the abundance of peace”. To “inherit the earth” is a way of saying God gives abundantly blessings to His people. Yet, only the meek will obtain the abundant spiritual blessings found in Christ (Eph. 1:3). Meekness is not weakness. It is the spiritual composure to be strong in faith while humble before God and men. Moses, who was no shrinking violet, was such a man (Num. 12:3). Be gentle toward others and confident in faith as you rely on the Lord and not yourself. That is the essence of meekness. Be that person and you are blessed by the Lord.