Blessed are the meek …

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in Pastor's Blog, Recent News | 0 comments

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Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

As we continue our study in the Beatitudes we go deeper into where we need to be in our relationship with Jesus.  Meek in this case meaning humble or without prideful thoughts.  Robert Morris in his book From Dream to Destiny  talks about the ten tests you must go through to fulfill God’s purpose for your life.    One of those is the pride test.

We need to know who we are in Christ.  The first two Beatitudes before this prepare us for this lesson.  The first reminding us to be “poor in spirit” is there to tell us to rely on God for without him we are spiritually bankrupt.  The second one tells us to mourn our sin (our separation from God).  Now this one tells us to humble ourselves before God and we will inherit the earth.  This is not a natural occurrence according to the way the “world” thinks.

The world teaches us that meekness is weakness.  It means we are walked on and over.  That is not what Jesus taught us however nor others of humble hearts in the bible.  Lets start out with Jesus.  He knew who he was.  He was the son of God in the flesh.  Capable of doing anything, but always going back to the Father.  He prayed and referred back to His Father all the time.  For everything he gave credit back to God.  He humbled himself.

We are indeed children of God fully embraced and redeemed.  However we were not born into the kingdom, we where adopted by Christ when He won our hearts.  John 15:5 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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tells us “Apart from me you can do nothing” (NIV).  So there is no use for pride.  We humble ourselves before God and embrace our inheritance.  We accept that we don’t have to be someone, or do something special, we revel in the joy of knowing Christ.  We can be confident, content and at peace with who we are.

The results in that contentment is not in proving what we can do for Him but in knowing Him and receiving all that He has already done for us.  We then allow him to work in our lives, thus helping us to live on purpose and complete the work He has provided us to do.    “… For they shall inherit the earth”  It doesn’t require us to throw up offensive and judgmental protests across the land.  In only asks us to embrace our knowing of Christ.  After all He tells us to love God and to love each other and the rest will fall into place.

Be Blessed and be a blessing to someone today!

Rick

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