In Matthew 5:5 Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Meekness in not weakness, but is a gentle and humble attitude with self-discipline that will never seek worldly power to uplift self. They trust in the Lord and do good, they feed and delight in His faithfulness, they roll their cares on Him, and wait patiently for Him (Psalm 37:5-11). The attitudes of the meek reflect the humility and self-sacrifice of Jesus, our King! To get down to the point of meekness, it is trustful submission to God that results in gentle, forgiving unselfishness toward others. Behind the gentleness is strength of steel!
In Galatians 6:1-2, we understand the law of Christ—to love your neighbor as yourself. (John 13:34-35; 15:13-14; Galatians 5:13-14) Also in 1 John 3:10-11, loving our brothers and sisters in Christ and living righteously are evidence of true salvation. Our knowledge and love of God will be evident by our obedience to His Word and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Live and love as Jesus. (Cf. John 15:7-10, 12-14; Galatians 5:13-14)
The meek person will not inherit this sinful earth, but the New Heaven and Earth. In Revelation 21-22, God will dwell with His children and be their God. He will wipe away all tears, sorrow, death, and crying. All things will be made new. God “will give us the fountain of the water of life freely.” There will be “no Temple for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple, for the glory of God will illuminate it. The Lamb will be its light. The sinful curse will be burned off forever!” (vv. 3-7, 22-23; 22:3) The tree of life suggests that we will have everything to sustain life, even perpetual health. We will see God’s face and have perfect fellowship with God and the Lamb.
How is Jesus described in theses Scriptures?
Matthew 11:26-29; 21:5—Triumphal Entry; 1 Peter 3:4; 8-11; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:12; cf. John 3:13-21; 4:10-14; 6:35, 44-51; 8:12, 58; 10:7-18, 25-29; 11:25-26; 12:46-48; 14:6, 21; 15:1-16)
How do you express meekness in your life?