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January 18, 2024

Q: The Bible says, “Blessed are the meek.” When I look around at real life it doesn’t seem like the meek are being blessed, it seems like they’re getting passed over. How can this verse be true when experience seems to show the opposite?

A: The truths of God’s Word often contradict what we think we know about how the world works. This forces us to choose between trusting ourselves or trusting God. Christ’s teaching about meekness in Matthew 5:4 is a great example.

To begin, let me first explain what it means to be meek. In the Bible meekness means to be humble and understated; to exercise self...

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