Nathan Brown contemplates meekness and humility in our work for the world (May 7, 2009, Adventist Today):
To be truly meek risks being ripped-off, overridden and ignored, not because meekness is weakness but because history has been dominated by the presupposition that might is right. Accordingly, this beatitude looks to the future–an inheritance. It seems Jesus was quoting from Psalm 37 in the list of Beatitudes. His source expands on the promise that forms the second half of His statement–“the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace” (Psalm 37:11, NIV).
It’s a remarkable promise that forms part of Jesus’ invitation to join Him in living today as part of His revolution of humility. By coming down the mountain into a world of broken and hurting people, we have the opportunity to show the world the full extent of His love. This call must change us–and it must change our church.