If you are meek in the sight of God, then you are saved. These people are humble and submissive to the things of God. This is the opposite of being proud, and self-sufficient. With that being said, Jesus taught, “blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) Speaking of being proud, God resists such people, where with the humble, His grace is sufficient for them. James wrote, “but he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” (James 4:6-8) In the world we live in, pride and being self-sufficient is everywhere, especially among the LGBTQ. They don’t acknowledge they are sinners in their homosexual lifestyle but boast in their pride. This is why God resists them and does not hear their prayers. As for people who desire to come out of this sexually immoral lifestyle, God comes to them in their humility. He is then able to lead them in the ways of the Lord, which means denying fleshly desires and living for Him instead.
Speaking of the meek inheriting the earth, this was taught by David and then reemphasized by Jesus. It is written, “good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.” (Psalm 25:8-13) God’s ways are so good, but only seen by those who trust in Him. These are those who are humble in spirit, which we would call the meek. God is able to teach them His ways and also pardon their transgressions. They can see how merciful and true His ways are, for his presence is ever with them. The proud may not fear God, but the humble do. This means the meek have a special respect for God, even to the point of keeping His commandments. For this reason, they will inherit the earth, which is the new earth, when New Jerusalem comes down. There will be no more tears but only joy. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that every person who claims to believe in You would understand that they must be meek, lest they die in their sins and are unsaved. I am speaking of people who are humble and submissive to You and Your ways. To learn from You and to act upon what You have taught us. Your ways are so good and those who truly love You, also walk in Your ways. We are not conformed to the ways of this world, for it would break our hearts to go against You, my Lord. Therefore, I pray that every ounce of pride and self-sufficiency will be cast out of people. That people will become humble, submissive, and sufficient in what You would lead us in and not us. If someone is proud because of their sexually immoral ways, may they come to understand that You can change their lives. People can be homosexual because of Satan and his influences on their lives, but You are able to make them straight again. No more will they justify their sins the moment they humble themselves before You. Lord, as I go to the pride festival this weekend, in order to preach the gospel to the lost. I pray that many of them will come of their wicked ways for Your sake and be saved. I love You, Lord. Amen.