The Meek Get It All

Scripture

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

~Matthew 5:5, NKJV

Quote

The meek shall inherit the earth but not the mineral rights.

~J. Paul Getty

I am reading the CSB and I came across Ecclesiastes 2:26…For to the person who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. Let me ask you a question: does this verse have any connection to Matthew 5:5 and Psalms 37:10-11… A little while, and the wicked person will be no more; though you look for him, he will not be there. But the humble (meek) will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity. Now think about the parable of the lazy steward in Luke 19. Because he hoarded the resources entrusted to him, they were taken away from him and given to the one who was faithful in putting his master’s business first. Since Jesus said, “The meek or the humble will inherit the earth,” not heaven–I am a firm believer that it will happen. In other words, there is a day of reckoning coming when God will take everything the unfaithful have earned, saved and slaved for and give it to those who put His kingdom first. Is this going to happen in the millennium? I don’t know when, I just know it will happen. What I am saying is paramount to Anheuser Busch have a Federal Judge take all his money and give it to the church. Hey, these rich folks are saving money for the church and they don’t even know it. J. Paul Getty and all those like him are in for a rude awakening.

Now that you think I have lost my mind, go to Exodus 3 where God calls Moses. To confirm his call, God gives Moses three incredible promises: [1] You [and the Israelites] will worship Me right here on this spot [burning bush]. [2] Pharaoh will not let you go without a struggle but he will eventually release you after I show him My might. [3] You will not leave Egypt broke. The Egyptians will give you their wealth before you leave. It will be like plunder after a battle. Now, do you think Moses may have questioned the LORD, “Yeah, sure, they are going to give us their wealth; like just hand it over?” Well that is exactly what they did. So you concentrate on making money and accumulating wealth and I’ll concentrate on being a faithful servant because in the end, the faithful servants get all the wealth. Actually, I am not concerned about the wealth but I am concerned about my being a faithful servant. We have a ton of Baptist who are horrible stewards and they too are in for a rude awakening. They may get upset when God takes their money and gives it to Billy Graham or Mother Teresa.

  • I have a note on my desk to tell you {and I’m not sure if I have or not} about an experience we had in Atlanta the other night at the Braves game. Sometimes they play a song to introduce a batter and as one guy came to the plate, the P.A. started the Christian Song “Oceans” which has the line, “take me deeper than my faith would ever wander.” The neatest thing happened: people in stands began to sing the song and a group above us sang the entire song. They kept singing after the P.A. had gone silent. I felt like Elijah. I thought I was there with 50 thousand pagans but I was wrong. I didn’t notice any of the beer guzzlers in front of us singing but with my hearing, who knows. It was a moving experience for me.
  • Planted pumpkins in the dust yesterday and I will probably wait on a rain before I plant my peas. Big Mama says she aint picking them and she aint cooking them but me and old Ed need something to plow. Mr. Ed is running like a sowing machine but I don’t have a brake one.

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