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Matthew 5:5 - 3rd Beatitude

Gospel of Matthew
Gospel of MatthewSteve Gregg

In Matthew 5, the third Beatitude states "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." While some translations use "gentle" instead of "meek," this word implies strength and control. It means that rather than pushing forward our own plans and defending our own rights, we should defer to others and leave things in God's hands. The concept of inheriting the earth is often overlooked in favor of going to heaven, but meekness involves deferring to others and ultimately being in charge of the world, making this an attractive proposition.

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