The Meek Do Want It

A car bumper sticker displayed the slogan, The meek don't want it, referring presumably to the third beatitude, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." Matt. 5:5;

Who are the meek, and why did Jesus say that they would inherit the earth? The word meek has often been misunderstood. As used in the Bible it does not indicate servility or spinelessness, but humble and trustful reliance on God. Meekness implies a lack of vanity or egotism. The meek look to the one divine source of all power, wisdom, and understanding, instead of depending on themselves alone. They recognize that God has made man to reflect His power and glory and that nothing can deprive them of this infinite capacity.

Spiritual Understanding Brings Rapport
January 17, 1976

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