Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Question: How hard must we work to “inherit the earth.”
Answer: The great thing about an inheritance is that it is a gift — it usually does not cost us
anything, because it is given to us as a birthright. It is God’s great joy to give His children what He has already created for them. But, first, we must know we are God’s children, and then act accordingly.
In the Bible, Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden after disobeying God. But, later, God brought their descendant Abraham out of his old country to a new land, which God gave to Abraham as an inheritance. The Bible tells us Abraham was the “friend of God.” We find in the Bible, and in the teachings of Christian Science, that all who obey God, their heavenly Father, can inherit God’s land, or earth.
“The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever . . . Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land.” (Ps. 172)
“Who shall inherit the earth? The meek, who sit at the feet of Truth, bathing the human under-
standing with tears of repentance and washing it clean from the taints of self-righteousness,
hypocrisy, envy, — they shall inherit the earth, for ‘wisdom is justified of her children.’” (My. 228)
Further Study: Remember the Ten Commandments? The “meek” will gladly obey these laws of God. Today, read the Commandments in Exodus 20. Think about how you can obey them.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
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