Mathew 5:5: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." Psalms 37:11: "But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."
Why is it easy for us, as men, to get caught up in all the details of worldly desires? How do we let ourselves get angry with our brothers and eventually cause ourselves to slip?
If we are walking in the light of God's ways and decrees then truly the ways of this world will grow strangely dim and our life's purpose will be to serve and grow in Him.
This past Saturday, I had the privilege to attend a men's bible study at our church and one of our facilitators is apprenticing another gentlemen. He empowered this gentleman to lead this particular Saturday and we did a study on meekness. As a matter of fact, there was a wealth of information from men all around the room. As we finished up the hour (from 630am to 730am) he concluded that through Servanthood and obedience that we would bear the fruit of the Spirit and we would grow spiritually.
It is better for men to be given a little and be counted as righteous, then to have more of this world and be in the company of ungodly men. When we find meekness, this is a character trait that is not weak, we find inner peace. We find the peace God within us. The morning bible verse that I get emailed to me said this:
Today's chapter: Psam 140
"Keep me, O LORD, from
the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my
feet." Psalm 140:4
There are people out there who desire to trip us up and make us fall; and, there are evil spiritual beings out there whose sole plan is to trip us up and make us fall. As a child of God's we know that we can turn to God, as the Psalmist did, and ask Him to protect us from those evil plans. Is there anything going on in your life right now that is evident of the enemy's attempt to trip your feet? Have you asked God to protect you from the evil plans?
The point is: Would you rather have God's favor or the favor of evil men? The profits of evil men if it where to cost you your soul?
To me, even when I stumble, the answer will always be: To choose God!
. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer's days. Not one day's work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.