April 16, 2015

Blessed are the Meek

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Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5 ESV)

The Bible describes humility as meekness, lowliness and absence of self. Being humble should come from within to the outside. One can be humble on the outside but prideful and arrogant on the inside that is not true humility.

Christ is a true model of humility, even though He was God He came to serve us and not be served. He died for our sins even though He had every reason not to. He never retaliated when He was being persecuted to death for our sake. This shows how humble and loving our God is.

The only way to be humble is to think less of ourselves and more of Christ. Looking up to Him and living like how He lived on earth. Through that we decrease and He increase in our lives.

Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men; it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. What you have seen with your eyes (Proverbs 25:6, 7 NIV)

This comparison however makes it clear to us that God exalts those that humble themselves and humiliates the prideful one. As believers we should be careful the way we carry ourselves in schools, at church, work place and all things that we do. When we do know more than others or we are in authority we tend to look down upon others that shows we are exhibiting pride. As believers, we should live our lives in all meekness just as Moses with reference to Numbers 12:3

In order to be made meek

1. Recognise it is in you-Galatians 5:22. The word gentle means meek. It is a fruit of the spirit.

2. Cultivate it with the word-Isaiah 66:2. The word contrite means meekness . James 1:21

3. Demonstrate it in your life – Psalm 37

Inherit the earth written 200 times in the bible. 150 in OT and NT

You will receive everything God has intended to give it to you.

“So I think the promise that the meek shall inherit the earth is intended by the Lord to give us the strength to endure in meekness when the natural inclination would be to defend ourselves or retaliate or give way to fretful anger.”-John Piper

Brethren, It is a blessing to be meek, remember being meek do not mean that you are weak. It is my prayer we will all walk in meekness.

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