In a world that is ruled by the aggressive use of force, where money and power usually gains the upper hand, how can the meek inherit the earth?
What does that mean anyway?
First, it is an acknowledgement that God is the ultimate Ruler and Sovereign in the universe because He created the universe. Since He had the first word at the beginning of history He will have the final word at the end. So, it seems that anyone who is under His control will inherit the earth.
And, Jesus Christ is God's Son and second member of the Trinity. He came as God in human flesh, born of a virgin and conceived by the Holy Spirit so He came into this world without sin. Because He lived a sinless life He could become the atonement for the sins of mankind. By taking our sins upon Himself and meekly becoming the sacrifice for our sins, he conquered the power of sin. By rising from the dead on the third day He conquered the power of death. By gaining power over sin and death, those who surrender to His control will inherit the earth.
The third member of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was with God and His Son at the creation of the universe. He empowered Mary to conceive the Son of God in her womb to be born as Jesus. He was the life-restoring power that brought Jesus back from the dead and out of the tomb. And some fifty days after Jesus had ascended back to Heaven at the right hand of His Father, the Holy Spirit came in power to fill the faithful followers of Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ was launched. The Church of Jesus Christ changed the world. Those controlled by the Holy Spirit inherited the earth.
Christ-followers meekly and humbly surrendered to the power of God the Father, and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, have the promise that we will inherit the earth. Believers who live in His meekness, loving Him, learning from Him, living for Him and listening to Him will know the right thing to say or to do at just the right moment to accomplish God's will and give Him the glory.
Only those who have their lives under control will be able to offer hope to their world.
History records that countless millions of Christians have been ruthlessly and brutally murdered because of their faith, and yet the Faith survives and the world deteriorates. The Bible is clear that this world will be done in by evil and it will end in ball of fire. There will be a new Heaven and a new earth. THAT is the earth we will inherit! THAT is the earth He will rule and we will reign with Him for 1,000 years!
The meek WILL inherit the earth!
Will you be there?