Today we read:
“Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous–with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth! [Ps. 37:11.]”
Matthew 5:5 AMPC
Meek people are very patient. Now there is a difference between patience exercised when waiting for something promised to you and patience exercised when someone did you wrong, you forgave the person and you believe God for change; that is the demonstration of meekness. Instead of letting that person rot in jail, you forgave the person and gave a new beginning.
Know that whenever you meet someone that is meek, you have just met someone that is long suffering.
The Word of God says:
“The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9 AMPC
“Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a human king who wished to settle accounts with his attendants. When he began the accounting, one was brought to him who owed him 10,000 talents [probably about $10,000,000], And because he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and his children and everything that he possessed, and payment to be made. So the attendant fell on his knees, begging him, Have patience with me and I will pay you everything. And his master’s heart was moved with compassion, and he released him and forgave him [cancelling] the debt.”
Matthew 18:23-27 AMPC
The king in this text was long suffering to his servants, thus exercising meekness which stems out of the fruit Love. From love you need self-control to manifest meekness. That is exactly what the king manifested when the servant pleaded with him. Therefore, instead of getting angry with his servant for not being able to pay his debt, he forgave him and canceled the debt. This is the demonstration of meekness.
But when the servant was given the same opportunity to forgive and let go, he failed the test because the fruit of love and self-control was not dominating him. Thus, there was no meekness in his character.
“But that same attendant, as he went out, found one of his fellow attendants who owed him a hundred denarii [about twenty dollars]; and he caught him by the throat and said, Pay what you owe! So his fellow attendant fell down and begged him earnestly, Give me time, and I will pay you all! But he was unwilling, and he went out and had him put in prison till he should pay the debt. When his fellow attendants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and told everything that had taken place to their master. Then his master called him and said to him, You contemptible and wicked attendant! I forgave and cancelled all that [great] debt of yours because you begged me to. And should you not have had pity and mercy on your fellow attendant, as I had pity and mercy on you? And in wrath his master turned him over to the torturers (the jailers), till he should pay all that he owed. So also My heavenly Father will deal with every one of you if you do not freely forgive your brother from your heart his offenses.”
Matthew 18:28-35 AMPC
We see from the above scriptures that the servant ended up in hell and lost everything, because without meekness you can’t inherit the earth!
Are you meek?
Remember, to inherit the earth you must be meek.
Help me Father, by Your Spirit to walk in meekness. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.