Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE MEEK INHERIT


I like that Jesus cited Psalm 37:11 in the Sermon on the Mount, but expanded the promise. In the Psalm, God says the meek shall inherit the land. In contrast, verse 9 says evil doers will be cut off. Cut off meant removed from the covenant people and from God. Eventually, all of the nation was cut off for being evil doers. Jesus showed the full scope of the promise in Matthew 5:5. The meek will inherit not just Canaan, but the whole earth. Revelation 21 and 22 show us John's vision, given by Christ, of the promised fulfilled in the earth made new by God and inhabited by those who believed over all the ages.
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