Oct 04 2015
Do you know what God calls the losers of the world? The meek.
And do you know what he says about the meek?
“Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
On the Last Day, God will give the earth to the meek. Even the writer of Ecclesiastes saw this 2500 years ago.
“…to the sinner [God] gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.” (Ecclesiastes 2:26)
Do you see yourself as a pawn in this world? Do you feel you have little to offer? No hot body. No great looks. No outstanding talent. No magnificent wealth. No amazing possessions. No magnetic personality.
Don’t despise yourself. You may please God greatly. Why would this be? Because Jesus, as a simple day laborer, was most likely unable to read and write (98% of his fellow Israelites would have been illiterate) and his social class was second rung from the bottom (barely higher than slaves). He had a humble life.
His hometown was ridiculed: “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” (John 1:46)
His dad was mocked: “They scoffed, ‘Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?'” (Matthew 13:55)
His looks weren’t impressive: “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” (Isaiah 53:2)
Jesus was a blue-collar, possibly redneck, average-looking man. His power came from the Father. His plainness confused everyone. Perhaps you find yourself confused over your own plainness. You’re in good company! Jesus of Nazareth was as plain as they come. The meek shall inherit the earth – along with the meekest man who ever lived.