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“Here And Hereafter”

Categories: NEW TESTAMENT
     I was reading the Bible, and I have one question and am looking for the answer from you.  In Matt. 5:5 it says, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth", and what comes to my mind is all we need is inheriting the kingdom of God… so what does that mean, “shall inherit the earth”?  Would you make this clear for me please?  God bless you!

Sincerely,
Feeling Bold

Dear Feeling Bold,

A meek person is one with a soothing or gentle attitude.  Meekness is the opposite of self-assertiveness, bossiness, or arrogant forcefulness.  A meek man allows his will to be subjected to the will of God and accepts the Lord’s instructions with peace and self-control.

Though it is true that Christians understand their final inheritance is reserved in heaven (1 Pet 1:4), a meek person is able to fully appreciate and enjoy the blessings of this earth because they have submitted to the Lord’s instruction and guidance.  When we are meek, the Father supplies all our needs (Php 4:19), and we can enjoy the blessings because we put them in proper perspective.  Meekness allows us to truly love life and see good days here on this planet… as well as eternally in heaven (1 Pet 3:10).