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The Meek

Meekness is hard to find in our world today. For some reason, we view meekness as weakness. Consequently, many do not even strive to be meek or humble, even though humility is a virtue from God, often displayed by the Master. A meek person is not arrogant, boastful, or prideful. In Matthew 5:5, we find these words:

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”

The gospel writer records this third Beatitude, which references scripture from Psalm 37:11, “but the meek shall inherit the earth and delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” Who are the meek? Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs in the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:3). Poor is another word that people do not want associated with them. Yet, throughout His teaching, Jesus emphasizes that the poor in spirit and the meek shall receive an astonishing reward that is a gift and legacy. They inherit the earth! The Lord gives them something that the world cannot give; something that is eternal. For those who are boastful and proud, their reward is only temporary. Praise God for the blessings that God gives to the meek!