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Blessed Are The Meek

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek? How can meekness be a blessing? Can it overcome anything? Doesn’t the biggest, loudest and whiniest always prevail? But God says the meek shall inherit the earth.

A meek man is a man of mild temper, soft, gentle, and not easily provoked or irritated. Meekness is not however, weakness. The Bible tells us that Moses was “very meek” (Numbers 12:3) but he wasn’t a sissy. Self-control never conflicts with our responsibility to be faithful to God, His cause or His people.

Moses stood toe to toe against those who were against God but knew enough to let God handle those men that attacked him.

Look at Zephaniah 2:3, “Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness…” A meek person will declare God’s judgments – while letting God fight their personal battles. There’s no conflict with Romans 12:19.

According to Isaiah 61:1, the Gospel is preached to those who are meek. Isaiah 61:1, “…the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek…” The “he” then of,

“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matt 11:15), are men and women meek enough to hear what God has to say. Meekness is teachable. Two words closely related to meekness are lowliness (Matt 11:29) and gentleness (2 Cor. 10:1). You stand for Truth and trust God to work His perfect will in your life and circumstances. Can you keep the battle from becoming personal today?

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