Rev. Clint Smith
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In ancient Jewish culture, when the father died,(the owner of the land) he left the inheritance of property and goods to his sons first and then to his daughters. This would keep the Promised Land passing from one Jewish father to his descendants. We see today God has promised an inheritance to His descendants. Is this your future?
Jesus instructed His disciples how to live. His disciples thought Jesus would overthrow Rome through war, but He taught them disciplines of humility, love, and righteousness. Peter later wrote 1 Peter 1:3-9
Jesus declared the Heavenly Kingdom to His disciples. They did not fully understand. He spoke of future things. Matthew recorded Jesus saying – Matthew 6:19-21
One of the virtues Jesus modeled for and expected from His followers was meekness. Meekness as we mentioned last week, is power under control. Meekness demonstrates humility and obedience before the Lord. Christians are guided by the Holy Spirit to live this way. Paul instructs us that the Holy Spirit lives the Christian life through us. Galatians 5:22-26
Jesus promised His disciples, the meek will be with Him and have their portion in the new earth. This is the inheritance God gives to His followers of all ages. John later wrote – Revelation 21:1-8
Jesus wanted His disciples to look past the here-and-now and peer into eternity. He wanted them to understand the glory that awaited them. He knew they would receive persecution because of being a Christ-follower. Paul recorded for the Corinthians and us the thoughts of God: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
The Beatitudes were spoken by Jesus on the mountain top, but He certainly did not mean for His disciples to leave them there. If we apply God’s teachings, we receive God’s blessings.
Are you a meek person?
Have you applied God’s principles to your daily life?
Are you teaching your children or grandchildren these Biblical teachings? If not, will you begin today?