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Matthew 5:5 Blessed are those who are humble (or meek) for they will inheret the earth.

Humble-adj- Not proud or haughty, angry or assertive.

Meek-adj- Enduring injury withpatience and without resentment.

I find the fact that the bible can interchange “meek” and “humble” so simply says a lot for this statement. It means that to inheret the earth, you need to be both.

Back in jesus day this way almost a laughable statement. The romans and every other society that wanted to rule did it through power and force. That ment defending yourself took anger and fighting back. The idea that someone who was not angry or assertive could rule the world-HA!

That’s why the idea of a baby in a manger was so hard for them to wrap their heads around. They were looking for a warrior king. A leader on a white horse to slay the evil rulers. Instead he came as a meek baby. You see-the powerfull will fight eachother and kill eachother. Those left will be the humble and wise.

Remember that as you go about your day. Stay humble. Don’t hold a grudge and keep a cool head.

Now-go live.


Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Mourn:V-To feel sad at the death of someone or to show ones sadness though a traditional act of sorrow for the dead.

Even though this verse is short and may seem simple, It is full of meaning. Mourning is a state of pain and sadness. When a child falls and hurts themselves or discovers the death of a loved pet, they go to the person in their life who, in their mind, can ease their pain: Their parents.

When my son hits his head or falls and scrapes his leg he cries and comes running to my wife or me. Our comfort eases his pain. Now, in all reality we have done nothing physically to cause the pain to cease, but the feeling of sympathy, safety and security eases his pain none the less.

When we loose a loved one to death or experience a break in a relationship we begin to mourn. The fact that Jesus used this term says a lot. You can mourn the loss of a pet or a loved one but no matter how strong the pain, God is always there to comfort you.

Just as a child runs to their parents, so we can run to God. He is our heavenly father. If a hug or a kiss from us can ease a child’s pain, how much greater is the power of God to ease our pain? Luke 5:31 says “Jesus answered them (the Pharisees) ‘It is the sick who need a doctor, not those who are in good health'”Jesus was called the great physician, not just because he healed the body, but the spirit too too. All we need to do is come before him.

now…go and live-happy.