The Inner Room

The meek shall inherit the earth

What does Jesus mean by “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5)?

I haven’t been too clear on the meaning of this Beatitude, despite long being familiar with it. However, a recent study of Psalm 37, which it’s quoted from, sheds a lot more light on Jesus’ meaning.

Psalm 37 is a contrast between two ways of life, the evildoer and the righteous, and the two very different outcomes of these lives.