The meek will inherit the earth - Matthew 5:5

This 1-minute devotion explains why the meek will inherit the earth and why we should seek to be meek. - Matthew 5:5
Meekness ...
not a popular word in today's self-esteem culture.

But it's a popular word in God's Book.

Sometimes translated "gentleness" (Ephesians 4:2), meekness makes a person sensitive to the feelings of others, but not sensitive to their own (i.e. not easily offended). Meek people aren't peevish, proud, or self-focused. They're God-esteemers and God-servers not self-esteemers and self-servers.

In our worldly "kingdoms," the self-assertive, self-assured, self-promoters inherit the "treasures."

But there's another Kingdom, strategically preparing to rule all of history and eternity. The meek are leaders in that Kingdom and they will inherit that Kingdom's treasures (Matthew 5:5).

Unfortunately, few of us are genuinely meek.

I'm not.

I'm too easily offended at times, too self-focused and self-dependent. I need to pray more, trust more, die to self more.

If you can identify with any of these sins, join me today in praying for meekness.

Let's inherit!
See also James 3:13


This 1-minute devotion explains why the meek will inherit the earth and why we should seek to be meek. - Matthew 5:5



This 1-minute devotion explains why the meek will inherit the earth and why we should seek to be meek. - Matthew 5:5


 

8 comments:

  1. Another stumbling block of mine! I am definitely sensitive towards others, but also get my feelings hurt easily and think too much of myself. Not every day, but I have prayed for God to infuse me with HIS ways and his love for others. I'm getting there; I see progress at least. But I have a long way to go. Great post today, Gail!

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    1. Hi Gail,
      I actually needed to reread this devotion on meekness several times this week. I often write about things that I need to hear more than anyone!
      Gail : )

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  2. Thank you for this refreshing reminder that we are not called to conform to the ill-fitting ways of this world. We are not failures because we don't operate by the world's self-aggrandizing methods.
    May God continue to bless you in your ministry.

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    1. Thank you, Joanie, for your encouragement and your additional insights.
      Gail : )

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  3. Wow! I just prayed & asked God to show me how to NOT let my feelings get hurt so easily...especially by 1 person in particular ( family members I currently live with!) And the first thing I read is "meekness"!! Thank u for reminding me! And thank God for answers to prayers! ☺

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  4. I Need to correct myself...I actually read "wordiness" first (I commented that "meek" was 1st thing I read!) None the less, it was an answer to prayer! And I can relate whole heartedly with you regarding the 'self' issues which I to am working on pruning 'self' from me! Thank you for being a blessing to not only me but countless others!

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  5. That which you have done for the least of these, my brothers, you have also done for me.

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  6. I am meek and always bullied but I know I am in the palms of my God's hands, the apples of the eyes of my Lord and God. All glory to God. We are blessed.

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