Why The Meek Shall Inherit the Land
In Psalms 37, the meek shall inherit the land is about land transfer. The inheritance occurs when the evil doers shall be cut off, while those to whom the land is promised wait for the Lord. Psa. 37:9. The time is short. The eschatological shortened period sets forth the events in a little while. This phrase is used in Haggai with reference to the last days temple which the Lord would build and of which is attended by the shaking of heaven and earth.
In the New testament it offers hope to the saints for Christ’s appearance which would occur in a very very little while (Heb. 10:37). The parousia (coming or presence of the Lord) is attended by persecution, a war against the saints as such” but would be crushed in a little while, 1 Pet. 1:7; Rev. 6:9).
It is important to know those God signed on last will and testament of in order that we may know those upon whom the land is conferred as a gift. After all, the blessing to inherit the land is attended by blessings of abundance and peace to the delight of its rightful heirs 37:11.
Political Setting of Psalm 37 and the Words of Christ
Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek for they, i.e. the meek shall inherit the land.” (Matt. 5:7). What is Jesus advocating? He speaks of inheriting the earth (land) with such authority as one who owns it.
Addressing the multitude in Israel, Jesus says only the meek would inherit the land. The promise would not be fulfilled in all, but those who were obedient to his word. The words imply the upsetting of the status quo. Jesus’ disciples are moved away from the covenant land of the Old Testament. Rather they would inherit a new world.
The Meek Shall Inherit The Land in Conflict
The promise in the Psalms that the saints must not fret because of evil doers speaks to the tension of this inheritance. They were not to retaliate in like manner but to feed on the land in faithfulness. The evil doers would be cut off. This means they would be disinherited. They would no longer be regarded as part of the covenant.
Abraham and the Patriarchs looked for this land, not as earthly territory but that which is heavenly and yet on earth. “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country…” (Heb. 11:16). Those of faith are the meek who shall inherit the land. Those who belong to Christ are the meek who shall inherit the land.
The meek shall inherit the land.