Upside Down To the World Matthew 5:5 ....... Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Everything in our culture and experience says the meek and the humble will get run over and will be targets for bullies. But God says these are the very ones to receive the earth as an inheritance. Why? Because their strength comes from their dependence upon God and not upon worldly power, an accumulation of possessions, or unleashed violence. They don't try to break the grip of oppression by power, but by their undaunted faithfulness in the face of unfairness, abuse, and difficulty. Character and faithfulness provide their power to change others, not political might or monetary power. Jesus, of course, is the example of this kind of humility. All of God's promised blessings will come to the humble in the Kingdom family where the first will be last and the last will be first and the greatest of all is a servant.