“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” - Matthew 5:5
What did Jesus mean when he said the meek will inherit the earth? He meant those who surrender their lives to the control of the Holy Spirit will experience God’s matchless power working in their lives.
Jesus himself provided the ultimate demonstration of meekness. Though he was the Son of God, he willingly surrendered himself to his enemies in order to save the human race from its own destruction. The irony is heavy: his tormentors mocked him for lacking the power to come down from the cross (Mark 15:30), but Jesus showed infinitely more strength by remaining on the cross rather than crying out to his Father to rescue him from its horror. That’s meekness.