What? Inherit the earth?
“Meekness represents confident power self-controlled. It does not put others down. It considers the plight of all.”
Matthew 5: 1: And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, ….. 5: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Inherit The Earth: What does it mean to inherit the earth? The meek get to do it. We can inherit money. We can inherit a business. We can inherit land. What does it mean to inherit the earth? Must we wait for someone to die? What does it mean?
Meek Meek: Jesus was meek among meek. Moses was declared the meekest man. Both of these men were bold beyond measure. Both were powerful with miracles and conflict surrounding them. Both were directive and unashamed of their message. Is that meek? Yes. Both allowed God to be their defender. Both protected the dignity of the individual. Both were full of kindness. Meekness represents confident power self-controlled. It does not put others down. It considers the plight of all. It demands correct response. Meekness never puts the person above others in order to achieve a goal. The meek rightly know who they are and act confidently and considerately to achieve Godly goals with compassion.
In This Life: These meek inherit the earth in this life. There is no need for the death of anyone to inherit this earth. When we meet Jesus, we receive great authority and power and call to task. To move in meekness means to proceed to get our assignment done with all resources supplied. The earth, the world system, submits to the meek. The earth will comply for the meek. Others move out of the way for a person of confidence on a mission. Many will quickly give resources to them to steward, understanding a good return will be had. They inherit the earth and all it has to give.
Head Scratcher: Blake scratched his head. For the sixth time this week, someone called and offered him what he needed to arrange his meeting. First a caterer called and asked if he had any needs. They had a few dates open in April and would like to give him a discount to try them out. The first date was the date of his meeting. Second, he was at lunch and overhead a person waiting to be seated talking about their business of supplying meeting rooms. He arranged with them for the date for half of his budget. Then his sales assistant informed him she was starting a part-time personal printing service from home. She agreed to help him design all the invitations and handouts in exchange for using the business name as a reference. This was too easy. He was confident from day one this was the right thing to do, but it seemed everyone was cheerfully willing to embrace the idea with him and help.
ACT! Meek? Do you know your own strength? Do you know the strength of God that is with you? Are you submissively confident so that others can see? The next time you approach someone about a decision you want them to make, believe in yourself and God’s ability to bring it to pass. Then talk to them. See what happens.
PRAY! Father, teach me the truth that it is not by my power or my might, but by Your Spirit that the task is accomplished. Teach me that You own and the fruitfulness of the earth. Teach me that You have equipped and accepted me to do what is ahead of me in the day. Teach me that I don’t have to put myself forward, put others down, or force anything to happen. Instill in me confident power exhibited with meekness. Let me see this earth submit to Your will even as the angels in heaven respond to Your commands. Thank You for being You.