Thursday, March 09, 2006

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

This means that we will be filled with great joy whenever we are willing to do things God’s way, instead of our way. God has gifted us with “dominion,” which is the ability to control our thoughts and actions in a good way. For instance, we can choose to be kind and gentle, instead of mean. We can be calm, instead of scared or excited. We can be willing to forgive wrongs done to us, instead of wanting to fight back.

We must learn to control our tongue, so that we do not say harsh or angry words. We can turn to God who is all-knowing, instead of thinking we always know what is right, and that we must have things go our way. We must meekly pray to God daily, and ask for His guidance. There is great power in being meek like this, but it is God’s power to give.

To “inherit” something is to be given a gift. Usually it is something that first belonged to our parents or other relatives. God is our heavenly Father, and it is His joy to give us “the earth.” This is another way of saying that those of us who are willing to be as meek and trusting as little children, and let God be the Supreme Ruler in our lives, we will be given the gift of self-control, or dominion, over our world.

Our world is made up of the thoughts and ideas that come to us. We can decide which thoughts we will act out and which ones we will toss out! We should not let our human mind push us around! This gift of self-control over our world of thought and action is the reward for being meek.

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