Bob Pritchard said, "When Jesus gave His beatitude, He was actually quoting Psalm 37:11: “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” The psalmist David contrasted the meek with the wicked. “For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be” (Psalm 37:10). The way of the meek is the way of righteousness. The wicked “shall not be,” but the meek shall “inherit the earth.” The possession for the faithful is the “new earth” described by John the seer in Revelation 21. Just as the children of Israel inherited the promised land, the meek follower of Christ will inherit the new heaven and new earth. We just need to follow in the footsteps of the meek and gentle Jesus.
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Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 30, 2005
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