In the business or sports worlds, to be considered successful, you need to surpass or crowd out your competitors. In military campaigns, it is the army that is most dominant, or that takes the most land that is considered triumphant. In the eyes of the world, the person who is the most assertive or who gains the most power is often held in the highest esteem. It’s about the survival of the fittest. It’s about being the last man standing. Apparently, the world belongs to these kinds of people.
But this is not the case when it comes to the kingdom of God. From God’s perspective, the person who is considered blessed is not the most dominant, the toughest or the most powerful. Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek.”
What does it mean to be meek? Other translations of this verse use the word “gentle” or “humble.” The word that Jesus is using is not…
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