#270 – THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH (22/1/21)
This week in our discipleship series, we are considering the third Beatitude,
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
Definition: Meekness is humility. It’s being weak in ourselves but strong in God.
Each of the Beatitudes is balanced with a great promise. In this Beatitude, the promise is that ‘they shall inherit the earth’. In ‘worldly wisdom’ it’s the strong, forceful, dominating… who inherit land, wealth, power… Jesus wants to make it clear that such thinking is not to be in the Christian or the Church’s mind. We do not force our way to power. We do not force people to convert...
The Israelites were promised the Promised Land. Christians are promised the earth. The meek will live with God in a ‘new heavens and a new earth’ as Isaiah prophesied,
“For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes. See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” (Isaiah 65:16-17)
‘Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge (rule) the world.’ (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Only the meek will live there. Only those who trust in Christ will inherit the earth. In this age, we may have difficulties and even be despised, but Jesus promises a great inheritance to the meek.
COMMUNITY GROUP STUDY - BLESSED ARE THE MEEK
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Introduction - please share in your group
This week in our discipleship series, we are considering the third of the Beatitudes,
'Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth'. (Matthew 5:5)