Page Three: “Blessed Are The Meek” 07/01/2012
Here are some lessons for us from these wonderful words of Jesus.
First, this is the opposite of our nature. By nature, we want the ones to inherit the earth to be those who are the strongest, the most courageous, the victors, the ones who can vanquish all the enemies. Given our choice, we would leave the meek in the dust.
Second, God’s plan for the future of the earth is that the meek be put in charge. What does it mean to say “the meek shall inherit the earth”? God intends to give this planet to those who have bowed low and lower and given themselves to Him to have His way in their lives.
Third, God gives this as an inheritance. When we inherit we don’t do anything to gain it. Someone else must die in order for us to receive this inheritance. All we can do is to be in the will.
Fourth, this is God’s promise. And He has never lied; never will. He has declared that one group above every other group will have the earth. And that group is the meek; those who have set their will aside and freely chosen God’s will for each day of their lives.
Fifth, pray for this meek disposition. Ask God for it. You may see yourself today as someone who is anything but meek. So come to LORD and ask Him for complete in you what He wills. Whenever you pray according to God’s will, you can be sure He will grant it.
And sixth, recognize the fact that a meek soul is one who suffers on behalf of others. Just as God intended that the sacrifice be a lamb, so you need to see that God’s plan for you and for me is that we give up our wills for the benefit of others. Here is a list of some of those things that God wants you to present to Him as a meek lamb would surrender himself to suffer on behalf of others. A meek soul is someone who yields his rights to someone else.
What are some of the rights we must surrender to the Lord?
1. Your Body (Romans 12:1-2; Mark 14:36)
2. Your Time (Matthew 6:33)
3. Your Health (2 Corinthians 12:9)
4. Your Possessions (Job 1:21)
5. Your Talents (1 Corinthians 4:7)
6. Your Family & Friends (Matthew 10:37,40)
7. Your Reputation ( Philippians 2:3-11; John 3:30)
8. Your Future (Matthew 6:34)
9. Your Right to be served (John 13:13-17)
[Found on www.characterjournal.com].
In conclusion then, and in preparation for coming to the
LORD’s Table, what are you presenting to Him today?
In the LORD’s Table, we remember Jesus, not as a king or a conqueror, but as a lamb. The Lord ’s Table is not merely a remembrance of the Jewish Passover, but especially a reminder of the LORD’s sacrifice as the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.
Now as we come to His Table, see this table like this. “The Lord's Supper is not a celebration of Israel's deliver-ance from the death of the firstborn in Egypt. Rather, the Lord's Supper is a memorial of our deliverance from sin and death by means of the sacrifice of Christ. Equally so, the Lord's Supper is the church's celebration of Jesus' resurrect-tion from the dead on the first day of the week and his continued presence in the church. The Lord's Supper is not observed annually in the month of Nisan, on the Lord's day, the day of Jesus' resurrection (Rev. 1:10; Acts 20:7). So while the Jewish Passover enriches our understanding of the sacrificial nature of the death of Christ, it is not the exclusive model, not even the most significant one, by which insight into the cross is gained.” [Found on www.afn.org in an article/sermon titled “Jesus the Lamb of God.”