Living for Christ in this world comes with a price, but it also comes with a reward. Are we not told,
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” – 2 Timothy 3:12. These are somber words, but we are also encouraged with Jesus’ promise that, “great is your reward in heaven” – Matthew 5:12.
Each beatitude builds upon the one before it. Jesus is not giving a random list of attitudes or deeds to perform. When we properly understand what Jesus is presenting in His great sermon it will have a profound affect on us. This is the sixth beatitude.
When the 21st Century reads, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth,” they tend to think that Jesus was actually saying, “Blessed are the weak for they shall become doormats.” Like most other spiritual issues, the world is profoundly mistaken when it comes to meekness. Biblical meekness is far from being weak, rather it is . . .