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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you inherited the earth? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that the humble or meek will inherit the earth. IV. TEXT: Matthew 5:5 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) God blesses those w

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I. EXORDIUM:

Have you inherited the earth?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that the humble or meek will inherit the earth.

IV. TEXT:

Matthew 5:5 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.

V. THESIS:

GOD's blessings to the humble, they will inherit the whole earth.

VI. TITLE:

Inherit the Earth

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Matthew, tax collector, publican

B. Keyword: Fulfilled

C. Thought: Fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy

D. Audience: Jews

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. GOD blesses

1. GOD blesses those who does His Words. (James 1:25)

James 1:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

2. Forgetting GOD and His Laws results in no blessing (Hosea 4:6)

Hosea 4:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children.

B. Those who are humble

1. If you are humble, GOD's favor is upon you. (1 Peter 5:5,Isaiah 57:15, Isaiah 66:2)

1 Peter 5:5 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.”

Isaiah 57:15 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.

Isaiah 66:2 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the Lord, have spoken! “I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.

C. The humble will inherit the earth.

1. Earth - Greek word: ghay - meaning soil, region, solid part, whole of the terrene globe

2. GOD's promises are very clear, proud people will not inherit the earth. (Psalms 37:34, Psalms 37:9, Psalms 37:29, Isaiah 60:21)

Psalms 37:34 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Put your hope in the Lord. Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you by giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.

Psalms 37:9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.

Psalms 37:29 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

The godly will possess the land and will live there forever.

Isaiah 60:21 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

All your people will be righteous. They will possess their land forever, for I will plant them there with my own hands in order to bring myself glory.

IX. CONCLUSION:

So to inherit the earth, trust, acknowledge GOD in all our ways. Submit to Him.

James 4:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


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