Tag: inherit the earth

  • Inherit the Land! (Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37)

    Inherit the Land! (Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37)

    Jesus quoted or paraphrased Psalm 37 when he said “the meek shall inherit the earth.” The “earth” or “land” was an important part of God’s covenant promises with Israel and represents an important part of the Christian’s inheritance.

  • Blessed Are the Meek (Matthew 5:5)

    Blessed Are the Meek (Matthew 5:5)

    “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Meakness is not fearfulness, cowardice, or compromise. Jesus’ meekness is compassion and grace undergirded by inner strength.