Theme: MEEKNESS IN GOD’S SERVICE
Text: “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” – Psalm 37:11.
Comment: The service of God is glorious and honorable. (Psalm 111:2,3) Ultimately, the reward of salvation which is complete deliverance from sin and its consequences, including death, is the greatest motivation in serving God. (1 John 2:25) A meek mind does not worry himself over things since the mind has subjected itself to the will of God. “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. – Philippians 4:5, 7.
A meek mind is a humble heart given to the fear of God. Such a one is ready to suffer for Christ. “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.” (Proverbs 22:4) The meek believe in the sure promises and rewards of God. (Matthew 6:33) Among the promises of God as stated by Christ in Matthew 5:5 is: “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth”. Do we earnestly desire to live in the world to come? Are we prepared to make the sacrifices required in doing the will of God? Do difficulties move us to humble ourselves before God in seeking His help or do we lost faith, complain and turn to the mountains and the hills for help? St. Paul exhorts: “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” – 1Timothy 6:11.