Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5).
Let’s not read too much into this, shall we?
I doubt that Jesus was literally promising you the world. Really—what would you do with it if you had it? A town, certainly, maybe even a small state—but the entire world? Come now. And what about that woman down the street, or the guy at work; do they also inherit the earth? How do we do the sharesies on that one? Jesus is teaching that those who walk with God will have all their needs completely met. The earth and all that is in it are the Lord’s, and he gives joyfully to those who are his.
On another note, “Meek” is not the same as “Weak.” When we read this verse, it’s easy to get the picture of these mousy, quiet, timid little oatmeal-eating people running the world someday. It makes you wonder how anything would ever get done. “Meek,” in the biblical sense, means to be humble and gentle before God and man. A meek person trusts God to provide for him, and doesn’t feel the need to push and shove in order to get what is his. One who trusts God, fully and completely, isn’t worried about the other guy. He has nothing to prove and no one to beat. He can afford to be gentle.
So, Beloved, will you walk in meekness today? There may be a small county in it for you.
Happy Wednesday, Beloved.