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August 14, 2020
311. Week of Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity - Tuesday
Blessed are the meek
          Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.   Mathew 5:5
          True Christians, God's children, are meek. They are not selfish, wilful, quarrelsome, contentious, disputatious, vindictive, angry, or spiteful. And when they are tempted by their flesh in this direction they are soon brought back to a state of meekness through the Holy Spirit that abides in them. The love of Christ rules within them; it makes them long-suffering and kind; it does not allow them to grow envious, to speak boastfully, to be puffed up, to conduct themselves improperly, to seek only their own interests, to be easily provoked, nor to think evil; it makes them bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things. True Christians, God's children, gladly yield in all things concerning their own person. Only when the Word of God and their faith is attacked, do they stand firm and unyielding. They would rather suffer wrong than do wrong. They are always ready to forgive. It is easy to get along with them. They are blessed people. For, says the Saviour, they shall inherit the earth. They shall dwell on earth in that peace which is denied to them that are not meek. For the Lord, their Lord makes their cause His cause and protects them, and sees to it that justice is done for them. The Lord even makes their enemies to be at peace with them. They have the promise of the present life, and of that which is to come. They shall inherit the new earth, where righteousness dwells. "Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth."
          PRAYER: - O meek Jesus, my Lord and Saviour, who did not strive nor cry, nor raise an angry voice, who suffered patiently, and made intercession for Your enemies, and committed all to Him that judges righteously: make me, Your disciple, to be like You! Shield me on this sad earth until You shall bring me where I shall inherit the new earth. Amen

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