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Meekness and Righteousness

"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth," Jesus says in Matthew 5:5. Being meek, or gentle, as some Bible translation say, does not mean being so weak that you can't speak out or stand up for what you believe. It does mean that you don't try to trample other people in what you do, and are humble rather than prideful. With Jesus being strong yet gentle, He is a perfect example of meekness.

Jesus says next, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." We should all hunger and thirst for righteousness, because after all, that's what draws people close to God, and brings us to realizing our need for Jesus. Without trusting in Jesus and what He did on the cross, our moral failings, or sins, stay attached to us, but if we trust in Him, they are no longer accounted to us. Also, as Christians we should have a desire to live holy lives, so we live out the righteousness that God desires.

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