Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Meekness and Humility

Matthew 5:5  "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth."

MB 14  "Patience and gentleness under wrong were not characteristics prized by the heathen or by the Jews.  The statement made by Moses under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that he was the meekest man upon the earth, would not have been regarded by the people of his time as a commendation; it would rather have excited pity or contempt.  But Jesus places meekness among the first qualifications for His Kingdom.  In His own life and character the divine beauty of this precious grace is revealed.          
     Jesus the brightness of the Father's glory, 'thought it not a thing to be grasped to be on an equality with God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant.' Philippians 2: 6,7.  Through all the lowly experiences of life He consented to pass, walking among the children of men, not as a king, to demand homage, but as one whose mission it was to serve others. There was in His manner not taint of bigotry, no cold austerity.  The world's Redeemer had a greater than angelic nature, yet united with his divine majesty were meekness and humility that attracted all to Himself."

Meekness is a wonderful attribute in the eyes of God.  He has said the meek will inherit the earth.  I want to inherit the new earth, don't you.  It sounds wonderful where no sorrow, pain or tears will be there.
Grandma Joan

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