Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blessed Are The Meek

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  Meek be definition is the act of being humbly patient or docile when under provocation from others. Zephaniah encouraged us to Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger  (Zeph 2:3). The strict interpretation here is that the Jew who was truly meek would place himself under the authority of God's word and God's Son, and as a result, would inherit the earth in the kingdom that Christ offered. This is also what the Psalmist said in Psalm 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. To the Christian, it means we are to also submit under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt (us) in due time (1 Peter 5:6).

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