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Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”



for they shall inherit the earth.

The meek will inherit the earth in the millennial reign of Christ, as a reward for their meek approach to life. This was the hope of the nation Israel. To inherit the kingdom is not the same as possessing the Messianic kingdom.

But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Ps 37:11


Christians will one day reign in the Millennial kingdom.


Today Christians inherit scorn. The meek do not inherit the earth today; thus, it is apparent that the primary interpretation for the Sermon on the Mount is not for the day in which we live. Jesus refers to the unconditional promises of Israel such as the Abrahamic covenant and the Davidic covenant (Mt 1:1; Ge 12-15; 2 Sa 7).

God primarily prepared the Messianic kingdom for Israel, but God will give Christians the right to rule in the kingdom as well.

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 1 Co 6:1-3