Inheriting the Earth

Inheriting the Earth

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In a series of brilliant military campaigns, Alexander the Great conquered much of the known world. After initial victories in Greece, his armies rapidly swept eastward. No nation seemed able to stop his juggernaut. But on June 10, 323 BC, he died, at only 32 years old. Almost immediately, disputes arose among his chief lieutenants. Once seeming to be unified and loyal to Alexander, they divided his kingdom into spheres of influence. Alexander’s influence would continue for a time, but his kingdom did not last.

Battles like this are fought every day throughout the world. Battles over succession, power, and control. In government, business, and even churches. Many focus on human ways to gain control. But Jesus taught a completely different way to “inherit the earth,” and experience God’s blessings. The answer is not by being powerful or strong but being “gentle.” The Greek word used here indicates that we should be meek, mild, and humble.

In the world, it can seem that the rich and powerful are in control, and hold every advantage. But ultimately, all earthly kingdoms and their riches will fade away. Even dominant ones like the one created by Alexander. Ultimately, we all will learn that God controls the earth. That “the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him” (Psalm 24:1 NLT).

In your life, focus on the kingdom that will last: God’s Kingdom. Remember that the way to receive His blessing is to be gentle and humble. This is how you can “inherit the earth.”