Last year our church was working through the Beatitudes. I keep finding material in the Old Testament that hearkens back to Jesus' sermon. In this case, meekness.
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
-- Psalm 37:11 NIV
This is almost word for word quoted by Jesus
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
-- Matthew 5:5 NIV
The rest of Psalm 37 reads like a commentary on the whole concept of godly meekness. Well worth reading and thinking about.
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