What does meek mean in the phrase the meek shall inherit the earth?
- Those without a lot of personal strength or power.
- Meekness is mentioned as one of the fruits of the Spirit, one of the characteristics of Christ. and the Greek word used in the phrase means 'gentle'. It refers to those with a spirit that is free of vanity, who are willing and obedient to God's leading, and are humble and patient in affliction. It is seen as a strength, not a weakness
- This is than a great paradox. For the expression of the meaning of this word, the person must knowingly appear weak even though this person must have great strength, simply to live a life style that supports the words meaning. A person like this is one of great things, the ignorant people will not affect this persons state of mind. This person will have a view point which allows them to be within confrontation with full control over it, believe it or not, letting the so called leader do what they want, but the meek person knows exactly what this person is thinking and too do they know what this person thinks about the meek person. The meek person will know that the so called 'leader' will think he is the leader, the meek person will know what the aggressor thinks towards himself (meek guy). The meek person may allow you to think that you won the argument, but the meek person is a genius in my opinion who has the ability to concentrate on greater things, because clever people can not understand this person, and often this would bring respect and following.
- Originally the word meek comes from the Greek word Praus which mean gentle strength. Jesus was meek as he was the God of the Universe and was able to do anything, but he was humble about it. He was completely confident in all his power, but he wasn't arrogant about it. The meaning of the word meek has, however, been changed in current English and suggests a person who is "weak" and "indecisive," which is opposite to the meaning of praus. Overall, the general meaning of the phrase is such: Those who have much power and are self-confident with humility, will inherit the earth. My source for the greek word and meaning was www.ntwords.com
A much less Ptolemaic answer would be as follows. Those who are meek shall inherit the earth by being buried in it and/or those who are meek shall inherit the earth by becoming slaves of the Romans who are sent to work on farms.
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Writing as an evangelical Christian and follower of Jesus myself, I answer this question based on biblical interpretation.. There is a large forward looking sense in the beat…itudes blessings. For example, the "pure in heart" will "see God". Christians will not literally "see God" until the end of time in the new reality at the end of time. (Revelation 22:3-4 "...there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, ...and they will see His face ....). As like "seeing God" ... the meek (humble, dutiful, obedient, teachable) may not inherit the earth, until after the curse is removed. The curse of the land, See (Gen 3:17..."cursed is the ground because of you... in toil you will eat of it..." The curse if removed in the end of time as we know it. That is: biblically speaking after the 1000 year reign of Jesus, and after the final rebellion of Satan and after the final judgement. At that time a "new heaven and new earth" are created by God. Jesus followers ihnerit the new earth.. Jesus who spoke to his followers present, in Galilee in this sermon, that "the meek will inherit the earth" also said later to John, one of his followers present, in a vision where an inheritance of the earth is mentioned. John is speaking in Revelation 21:1 "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earthâ¦ the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any seaâ¦" Revelation 21:7 â¦. He who overcomes will inherit these things , and I will be his God, and he will be my sonâ¦" So, in the new earth that God creates at the end of time, Jesus followers will "inherit" the new earth. By: email@example.com
This phrase from Matthew 5:5 is in direct opposition to 'survival of the fittest. Our society works on the assumption that the assertive, the powerful rule the world. The word… ' inherit' suggest that when something else passes away, it is to be given to another. Christ raises up the humble. Paul reflects this theology in 1 Corinthians 1:27. Similar promises in the Bible are at Psalms 37:10,11,and 29.
He meant just that. The majority of people who have ever lived will be residing on this earth in the near future. Psalms 37:11 and Psalms 37;29 which says they will be living …forever upon the earth. So contrary to what people are being told by their religious leaders the bible says God's kingdom will rule from heaven over the earth. That kingdom is poised right now to take control of the earth. Daniel 2:44. Jehovah's Witnesses are telling the good news of this kingdom to help people to have this happy hope of the near future. Matthew 24:14.
Jesus said it at Matthew 5:5 (Psalms 37:11, 29).
The meek shall inherit the earth, and that means all of it - every single bit. It doesn't matter what the current laws of human beings are: Christ made everything and can …do what He likes with it. However, this will only occurr in the Millennium after Christ returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. . Matt 5 (v.5) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. .
Meek does not mean weak but those who are humble in spirit or manner. Not like those who boast of their money and power. The meek are those who willingly accept the teachings …of Christ.It will be these who will have the greater chance of being in God's kingdom.
This means that the meek [considerate people] shall rule the world. This is one of the eight Beatitudes.
The meek are those who are humble and lowly towards God here on this earth. Their attitude is the opposite of PRIDE. In our present day human society with it's prevailing thou…ghts and ideas governed, guided and swayed by Satan, the attitude of pride makes one want to put self above all else, thinking that that is the way to be on top. Not so in God's Kingdom. God hates PRIDE. His system of reward for doing good, the person who is highest in His Eyes is the person of a simple, humble, obedient and teachable heart versus one who stands against God and elevates self above all else. Hence, thos ewho are "meek" will be first and highest in God's Kingdom, like Jesus.
This comment is found at Matthew 5:5 where Jesus is quoting from Psalms 37(particularly verses 10,11,29), promising that those who are 'meek' (humble and teachable) will one… day 'inherit the earth' originally intended for humanity. God's original purpose for mankind was for them to live in perfect health on a perfect earth, forever(Genesis 2:7,15-17)(Ecclesiastes 3:11). He created the earth to exist and be inhabited forever (Psalm 104:5) (Isaiah 45:18; Acts 17:26). Adam lost that hope for mankind(Romans 5:12), by his disobedience, but Jesus' sacrifice again made God's original purpose for us possible.(2 Corinthians 1:20)(Psalms 115:16)(Ecclesiastes 1:4)(Proverbs 2:20-22) including 'inheriting' an earth filled with peace, health, joy and everlasting life(Revelation 21:4)(John 17:3)(Isaiah 54:13-14)(Isaiah 33:24)(Matthew 6:9-10). So, those who are humble enough to allow themselves to be taught by God, will inherit this earth, which was originally provided as our home, by God(Psalm 115:16/Acts 17:26).
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The Meek shall inherit the earth means the humble and forboding shall recieve the earth in the end of days according to bible doctrine
We must agree that right now, the earth is indeed a huge immoral cess pool and getting worse. But we must remember that Jehovah God is strong. He is the Creator. And he has …promised that all 'evil doers' will be 'cut off'. Can you imagine how many cess pool problems that will solve? It may even effect some people you know. Once all evildoers are 'cut off'; then Jehovah God will clean up the devestation mankind has brought to the earth. He promises there will be 'an abundance of peace'. That's when the meek will inherit the earth. It will be a Paradise filled with Love, Kindness, peace. There will be no more immorality, no more violence, no more stealing, no more druggies, no more pornography. In fact Jehovah promises that 'death will be no more'. That's the kind of earth which the meek will inherit. Jehovah's Witnesses are preparing for it. Most Witnesses have no desire of getting to heaven, except for a remnant of about 11,000. . As to what will happen to everyone at this time of the end, the Watchtower 1st Sept 1989 page 7 says, Only Jehovah's Witnesses,... have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil.
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