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IN THE BEGINNING
The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matt. 5:5.
Without meekness, we will be out of balance. We will be either too aggressive or too passive. If we are not meek we will be unrefined, untried, unfinished. When meekness is lacking, our character will be tarnished, we will roughshod and intemperate. Without this priceless jewel in our lives we will not be able to be angry and sin not. Eph. 4:26. Our anger will miss the mark of love's holy passion for creation. Reconciliation cannot be made when meekness is lacking. The whip of wrath may rein people in and force them to sit in subjection to our rule; but such subjugation will not reconcile them to God. No one is drawn to Christ by the whip. It only serves to bed them down in a crib of fear, and eventually will anger and harden them. Without meekness, we may be able to gain control and have dominion over everything in the earth, as it was given to man to have in the beginning. We can rend and ravage like the lion; but in our rending, we sin, and the world loses....
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