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Finding Happiness (part 3)

August 19


Finding Happiness (part 3)

Matthew 5:5

“Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.” (NKJV)

Today we study the third step in finding happiness, and like the second step, it is requires some reflection to fully understand it. Jesus says that the meekare happy people and that they will inherit the earth. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t naturally associate meekness with happiness. Whenever I hear the work meek I think of someone with a wedgie personality, who allows other people to run all over them. You know the type I’m speaking of, emotional doormats. I’ve never looked at a person like that and thought they were happy.

Do you think Jesus is saying the third step toward happiness is to allow other people to push you around, to be a big fat zero in life? I don’t. But that is one definition of meekness.

If you listen to talk radio, watch daytime TV or stayed awake during your psych 101 class in college, you’ve probably heard the term passive-aggressive. This pe…