The Meek Will Inherit The Land

How blessed are the meek! for they will inherit the Land

How blessed are the meek!
for they will inherit the Land

Paul uses the metaphors of a soldier, athlete, farmer, and worker to encourage Timothy.

INSIGHT

In our hard-driving society, gentleness is almost a lost commodity. Not only is it rarely honored, but it is also often thought of as being undesirable. Yet Paul instructs Timothy that the “servant of the Lord must . . . be gentle” (v. 24) and that our gentleness may help others repent from sin. Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek (the gentle)” (Matthew 5:5). Gentleness is not a word which suggests weakness or impotence. It is used of powerful war horses who have been skillfully trained to instantly obey their masters. It is a word which suggests power under complete control. It offers much Praise the Lord in everything Amen.

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