It’s Monday and time for another installment of Don’s study through the Sermon on the Mount from his blog My Heart is For Israel
In my last post, we began looked at the how happy are the mournful. In this post, we will look at how happy are the meek.
“How blessed are the meek! for they will inherit the land.” ~ Matthew 5:5
The way the Beatitudes are organized is significant. They don’t tell us to apply and practice all eight concise sayings and then we will be “blessed”; they describe eight key factors that characterize a “blessed” person. In summing up the first two beatitudes, we learned “How Blessed Are Those Who Wait Upon the Lord!”
Verse 5 teaches us about the bliss of a God-controlled life and directs us to refuse to seek revenge when wronged. It says, “I’m going to remain cool, calm and collected.” In this teaching, Yeshua quotes directly from King David in Psalm 37:11, “but the meek will inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.”……read the original post here: Happy Are the Meek