I have seen a lot of movies that tell about ‘inheritance’ but the one that I will never forget is the one made from a book written by Late Louisa May Alcott. The name is ‘The Inheritance’ a movie produced in 1997.
It is a beautiful story of how an orphan was rescued by a wealthy man who happened to be her uncle and taken in to live with his family in a lush estate. She served as a paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy family, but was treated as a member of the family.
To cut the long story short; she had no idea that the entire estate she was serving in belonged completely to her. She discovered only at her uncle’s death bed that It was left to her by her dad…
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children… Proverbs 13:22 AMP
Every parent should leave an inheritance for his/her children. Every GOOD parent should leave an inheritance that would be enjoyed not by his immediate children alone but their own children too.
We know that God is the greatest leader there is and He leads by example. Everything He commands us to do, He is leading us to do. If He expects parents to leave an inheritance for his/her descendants, it is because He has left an inheritance for His children too.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 NKJV
Remember that in the beginning God created the earth and set Adam and Eve as lords over the earth. The earth was for man to enjoy, rule and dominate over, before they gave it over to the devil by sinning. But thank God, we got it back by the victory Jesus won on the cross, by His blood of the Covenant, the earth has been restored to man.
- The meek shall inherit the earth and it’s fulness and are heirs of all things to come.
- They shall have all things necessary for this life and that to come.
In order to take possession of an inheritance, the benefactor must be mature enough to handle it, otherwise it will be wasted…
God has given His children the earth as an inheritance but we must possess a certain attribute in order to actually possess it – MEEKNESS.
So what does it mean to be meek?
The Classic Amplified Translation gives us an insight…
Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, [e]spiritually prosperous—[f]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favour and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth! Matthew 5:5 AMPC
A meek person is one who among other things;
– Is in quiet submission to God
– Is not easily provoked to anger
– Responds to wrath with a soft answer
– Is patient and ready to bear and put up with others
– Behaves courteously
– Is not arrogant
– Is teachable…
Meekness is a fruit of The Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. So everyone who is born-again has this fruit inside of them.
Why then do we struggle with meekness?
Anyone who struggles with being meek has not paid attention to this area of their growth as a Christian Have you or has anyone you know been diagnosed as being deficient in a certain vitamin or mineral? What prescription or nutrition is recommended? Of course, the said vitamin pill and/or nutrition rich in it!
So it is with our spirit, when we feed well on God’s word, particularly in an area of deficiency, we will bring forth such graces effortlessly because The Holy Spirit, The Carrier of this grace is already in us. The Word of God and His Spirit always work together to bring things to pass.
How To Grow In Meekness.
– To grow in meekness we must feed on God’s word on the subject. We must feed so much so that our spirit is stronger than our flesh, strong enough to silence it when it cries out for attention.
– We must meditate on God’s word on meekness.
– We must speak God’s word over our lives.
– We must pray and lean on The Holy Spirit for guidance and help.
– We must practice being meek at every chance we get.
Are you like me, do you want to enjoy this overwhelming inheritance?
Will you join me and let’s feed our growth in meekness?
Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2017
The Beatitudes Series.