Meekness More Effective than Severity
Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Behold the barren field. Everything sleeps or is dead. Call, now, to the winds in January. Call now, to the sheeting snows in February to redeem the field and the forest, and all their violence falls short. Call for nature's rudest forces, that walk the earth invisible in rugged power, or storms and winds, and what change can violence work upon the dead field and the waking forest? Yet there is a prophecy of silence in the south, and. there are winds that wander, rim before the coming sun. Now the morning comes earlier and the evening lingers later. Now milder heavens; now come birds, singing victory; more light, longer days, gentler heat, and, behold, death is slain and June is here, and in her lap all falls. The storms can no longer touch, nor frosts destroy. And so shall be the advancing forces of love and meekness, but not in January nor in February, nor in the March, in which the world is now hying, but in June and summer.

(H. W. Beecher.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

WEB: Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

Meekness Generally Successful
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