Blessed Are…, Matthew 5:5


Matthew 5:5 (NKJV): Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

There is a misunderstanding that when we say meek, people think weak. However, that is not what meek means. defines it as:

  1. humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
  2. overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.
  3. Obsolete. gentle; kind.

In other words, it is another way of saying  humble. But why did Jesus say meek and not humble again? Well, here it is talking about a gentleness. He is referring to having that calm, gentle, kind word that would be effective in winning someone’s trust. He is talking about showing a love or compassion for someone who is hurting.

Jesus talked quite a bit of showing love to others. It is in this love that we win them over. It is the type of Love that He modeled. If we remember, wherever He went, He would take care of the needs at hand before He would deliver a message. Why? Because He cared for those in need. This is The Example of Love He Modeled.

When we are “meek”, we are putting others above ourselves. We are showing them that we really do care for them. We are setting a ground for them that they would want to come and talk to us, which, would open the door for them to receive Te Greatest Message of Love out there, that Jesus died for us, He rose again, and He will come back for those who follow Him. Or in simpler way, we have access to The Father through a Relationship with Him.

When Jesus said the meek will inherit the earth, He was saying that we will win more over to The Kingdom when we put them over us. We will show them His Love more this way than by puffing ourselves up. We show more with humility than we do with the attitude of, “Look at Me”. Instead, it should be “Look at Him”.

You can read the previous post on this series at:

Blessed Are…, Matthew 5:5

You can read the next post in this series at

Blessed Are…, Matthew 5:7

We will continue  be looking at the Sermon on The Mount, continuing with The Beatitudes. Although,  we need Jesus to bring us back into A Relationship with God The Father, The Sermon on The Mount deals with Heart Issues which is what we should look at when learning to have that Relationship with God.
If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.

It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it.

We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already. If you need help, have questions or need direction in this regard, please, feel free to let me know.

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Any scripture referenced here is taken from New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted

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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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