God's ways are not our ways and our ways are not God's ways. May God always
have His way with us.
There are things we cannot change, and accept it or we will only
hurt ourselves. When God purposes something we cannot change it.
His grace is something we cannot buy. He gives it to the sons and
daughters of Living God.
Our text is an amazing promise. We Christians have South Africa in
our hands. God's word says His eyes go up and down throughout the earth to find and be
strong on behalf of one person who is blameless before Him and obeys Him. Do you live and
behave as such a person, that God can find you? (2Chron 16:9)
But God's promises have a condition and our text is no exception -
if we are meek we shall inherit the earth.
Do you believe that? May we Christians called by the name of
Christ be filled with the meekness of Christ.
The Lord Jesus was filled with meekness to be obedient till death
for you and me. (Philippians 2:1-11)
Are you and I meek so that we deny ourselves for the sake of
The whole earth groans and waits for the day when God will reveal
the Lord Jesus as Lord and King over all.
What does meekness imply? Firstly that you're humble and prepared
to suffer wrong. Are you prepared to respect your brother and regard him higher than
The Lord Jesus humbled Himself to die for the great and small on
this earth and suffer for mankind and be ridiculed even till today.
Do you have the same spirit to rather suffer wrong than to push
your own way through? Are you prepared to let God have His way, that God's will be done in
your life? That you're wiling to honour your neighbour higher than yourself and be
prepared to give your life to your neighbour, and even your enemy?
Jesus became the servant of all and may that be our life.
To be meek is to be gentle. Not to be forceful and come from the
top but come from below. It's so easy to condemn people and trample on them in stead of
being gentle. When someone is wounded, rather pour wine on the wound to cleanse it. That's
what the good Samaritan did with the wounded man.
To be patient is also meekness; to be soft and submissive and not
to fight for your rights. To submit to the ways of the Lord.
To be modest in your dress and behaviour and submit to authority.
When Saul was to be anointed king they gathered all the nation
together but they couldn't find Saul. He was shy and hid among the stuff. He was humble at
that time. Unfortunately he lost it later in his life and became proud.
It's one of the most difficult things to submit when you know you
Many despised the Lord Jesus. The pharisees wanted it their way
and in stead of submitting they lost it. They spoke the truth, but didn't live it. Jesus
said whatever they say you must do but don't do as they do.
That is the danger with us too that we know everything but don't
A farmer and his boy walked through a field of corn and the farmer
showed his boy that the stalks which stood proud and upright had very little corn, but the
ones that were bent low contained much corn.
It's strange that we people don't want to be told, we always want
to tell others what to do. But God's word says we must be a servant and a slave. If your
master wants to humble you and even kill you He can do it and if He wants to honour you He
can do it. He can do with you what He likes. A servant doesn't have a will, what the
master says must be done. And a good servant and slave does it gladly for his Master. Are
you such a servant?
When you become old your life is past and you have to ask yourself
whether you were meek or have you wasted your years? But God is able to restore the lost
May God help us to stop wasting our time to be something and
strain to become something important but rather that we only live for His will and be
We live in a time when things seem to be going in the opposite
direction, where it seems that those that aren't meek are inheriting the earth.
But it's wonderful to hear from the ultimate authority who is
really in control and that His word will stand.
The Lord looks to the one who follows Him in humility, that He can
entrust His riches to such a person.