In His desire for us to live a blessed lives, Jesus shares the need for us to be meek. The meek have the promise of being blessed as well as the promise of inheriting the earth. Meekness is not a weakness, as some believe, but a confidence in the will of God. It is the understanding; I can be content in all outcomes, because I know God is in control. Not that everything will go exactly as we want, but the belief everything will work for the good to them who love God (Romans 8:28).
Matthew 5:5 (NKJV): Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
The Meek inheriting the earth is actually a promise found in the Old Testament. The 37th Psalm is a Psalm of David and it says the meek (v. 11) and righteous (v. 29) will inherit the earth. David encourages the righteous not to worry about what evildoers are doing. He tells us not to be envious of the prosperity they have gained while on earth, because their victory is limited. Sometimes it may seem as if people are getting away with wrongdoing, but it is not our obligation to bring everyone to justice. David does not us to be tempted with short-term gains as the expense of long-term suffering. The Psalm says the wicked will be cut down like grass and wither like green herbs.
Psalm 37:3-8 (NKJV): Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.
The meek and gentle understand God is in control and they do not need to worry. Peace of mind, patience, and trust are the signs of the meek and righteous. Those who lean on their own understanding will find themselves discouraged, impatient, and anxious. They will sacrifice their salvation for a moment of satisfaction. Do not let the success of someone “doing it the wrong way” cause you to doubt whether God is in control. God promises all will be judged, and they will reap what they sow. No matter how beneficial evil may appear for a time, it will lead to destruction. So do not be tempted. Be strong in your faith, patient and meek in your interactions, for you will receive your inheritance.