Inherit the Land (meekness vs. weakness)

Psalm 37:11: “But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.”

When some people think of meekness, they think of weakness or of being a doormat.

That is not what Scripture means. According to Vines Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, meekness has to do with our relationship with God. “It is that temper of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.”

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to accept some of God’s dealings with me as good. I haven’t fought an angel and ended up with a limp as Jacob in the Old Testament did, but I’ve thought about it.

I initially disputed the good of breast cancer and the loss of my only child.

Now that I see how God has used both trials for good in my life and the lives of others.

I love to hear that I’ve won or inherited something. Don’t you? God says, “The meek will inherit the land.” Since God’s gifts are good and perfect, I want that land.

God also promises the meek will “enjoy great peace.” With the bad economy and all its frightening consequences, peace is rare, great peace more so.

Dear God, help me have a meek spirit with you. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to enjoy great peace?

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