The Meek of the Earth

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By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Scripture Reading: Psalm 25:8-9 Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

May God guide us in our understanding of these Scriptures that we may learn what it means to be the meek of the earth.

“Breathe on me , Breath of God until with Thee I will one will to do and to endure. Breathe on me until I am wholly Thine, until this earthly part of me glows with Thy fire divine.”

Are we prepared to tune into that prayer from the heart in all reality?

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

This is the overwhelming sense that is expressed.

Psalms 76:7 Thou, [even] thou, [art] to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

Who may stand in God’s sight in the day of God’s wrath? Verse 9 gives us the answer by implication.

Psalms 76:8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, 9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

In the day of His wrath and judgment, here is the answer of who shall be able to stand because He is going to come and save the meek of the earth.

What Makes Them Meek That They Can Stand?

Are they such faultless, meek saints by nature? When we read these kinds of statements and many Scriptures which deal with God’s saints, we feel that I am not a saint. When we read of these meek people, we think that leaves me out. Why are they the people that God saves from the earth, the meek? Our Scripture reading sheds a wonderful light upon this question of the meek.

Psalms 25:1 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

That’s an interesting qualification.

Psalms 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. 6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they [have been] ever of old. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. 8 Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

It is sinners that He teaches in the way. These sinners are the meek whom He teaches; sinners that are sinners because of some cause. There are sinners that transgress without cause. This is a very important qualification in differentiating one sinner from another. I have had much prayerful enquiry into this subject as to why certain sinners are saved and certain sinners not. The quick answer is because they trust in Jesus, but that isn’t quite good enough.

There are a lot of people who make profession of trusting in Jesus but they are not going to be saved. The depth of understanding is that there are sinners who rebel against God who just hate Him for no cause at all. They are the wicked of the earth who will be suffering destruction. There are people who have been deceived into sin, there are people who have been surprised into sin, there are people who have been surrounded by circumstances which their human frail sinful nature has caused them to fall into sin, but they are not rebellious against their God. This is the person who is writing here; king David.

King David

Was he a sinner? If you want to have a description of sinfulness, he was very sinful; an adulterer, a murderer, a husband of multiple wives. Why did God love him so much? These are the kind of mind activities that some people have made it very difficult for themselves to say, I can sin like David and I will be alright. Observe how some sinners are meek.

Psalms 119:63 I [am] a companion of all [them] that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. 65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. 68 Thou [art] good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. 69 The proud have forged a lie against me: [but] I will keep thy precepts with [my] whole heart. 70 Their heart is as fat as grease; [but] I delight in thy law. 71 [It is] good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

Before I was afflicted I went astray… It is] good for me that I have been afflicted. Do you like affliction? Do you like to be afflicted? It is good for me; I am a sinner. It is good for me to be afflicted because before I was afflicted I went astray. For me to be afflicted, a sinner who becomes afflicted is a person who begins to meekly submit. How is a sinner afflicted? What kind of affliction is this, that a sinner will become meek through affliction?

Psalms 88:1 [[A Song [or] Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.]] O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day [and] night before thee: 2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

Psalms 88:7-9 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy waves. Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: [I am] shut up, and I cannot come forth. Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Psalms 88:13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

What do we see here as to the afflictions that cause a sinner to cry to God? Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy waves. Can you see here a person who is afflicted with the wrath of God upon him? He is crying out, Lord of my salvation, I have cried day and night, I regard you as the Lord of my salvation. Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. What are the troubles that are affecting this person who is crying to God, reminding God of His mercy? This is a sinner who is receiving the wrath of God.

In this sore affliction, is God’s method to produce the meek of this earth. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now that I am afflicted and I am crying to God for mercy.

You might remember a few sermons ago, I showed how God deals with the Israelites where they disobeyed Him. They ignored Him and followed their own way and then they start crying to God in their trouble and He comes and helps them. They are sinners, they have defied God for some reason or another and He lets them have all the troubles that come upon them. God is known by the judgment of His wrath upon the people.

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

When a person gets sick, in the large number of cases they have disregarded the laws of health. So it is that by our own actions we create our problems. God stands back and lets you do it because He is not going to interfere with your and my choices. When we suffer badly, we feel the wrath and judgment of God. We think that God is punishing me now. God is not punishing me; I am suffering the consequences of my own actions. That is interpreted by humanity that God is punishing us. God says, I could stop this, I could prevent it, but I will let you have your own way. I will let you experience the consequence of your own actions. Then we begin to cry; then we begin to plead with God. Thy wrath is coming upon me wave after wave and I am going through all these horrendous experiences; save me. This sore affliction is precisely God’s way. We want to understand how He will save the meek by first of all helping them to become meek.

Psalm 34:15-19 The eyes of the LORD [are] upon the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their cry. The face of the LORD [is] against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. [The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Before I was afflicted I went astray. Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous. When we read this, we usually think the righteous are afflicted because they are being persecuted for their faith. This isn’t the only reason for affliction. The righteous are those who cry to God, who have a respect to God even though they are sinners. Wasn’t that Adam and Eve? While they ran away from God, God came to them and they responded to the appeals of God and they gave their heart to Him even though they had sinned.

There is the demarcation between the sinner such as Cain and the sinner such as Abel. Cain decided to defy God and no longer submit to Him to have his own righteousness to present before God. The sinner such as Abel was the person who humbled himself before God and gave the sacrifice of salvation that comes from God. God calls them the righteous even though they are sinners. The sore afflictions are multitudinous for those who are depending on the righteousness of God, of Jesus Christ. Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

The people who are pummelled by the afflictions, torn about in the world of corruption; whether persecuted because of their faith or suffering as a consequence of their own sins; this is the experience of God’s people through history and especially now in these last days. We are to understand who shall be able to stand in that great day. Who are they? They are the meek. The sufferings of those people who have sinned, people who are feeling the consequences of their sins but are devoted to their Saviour as the psalmist was and is; we see here that these people are the ones that He regards as the meek of the earth. Jesus Christ, the meek and lowly, look at Him. He became a human being.

Isaiah 53:12 …because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

He poured out His soul unto death; He was numbered with the transgressors. Many people think that was only because He was hanging on the cross between the two thieves. It is much deeper than that.

The sins of the world were laid upon Christ, and for this reason he was numbered with transgressors. {RH, June 23, 1896 par. 2}

Why was He numbered with the transgressors? Why was Jesus numbered among them? When you see a group of transgressors and Jesus is among them, what are they all called? They are called transgressors. Why was Jesus numbered as one of the transgressors? The sins of the world were laid upon Christ, and for this reason he was numbered with transgressors.

Here on this earth we have a people who are afflicted together with Jesus. Was He afflicted like every other sinner who cries to God? Was He afflicted with every sin that we have committed? I was reading in Psalm 88 of how the people are afflicted by their own sins. Notice how we can identify together with Jesus in this psalm.

Psalms 88:4-7 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man [that hath] no strength: Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy waves.

Were they the words of Jesus? I am counted with them that go down into the pit. He was counted among the transgressors.

Here Are the Meek of the Earth.

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

He was numbered, counted, among the transgressors. He was crying out in Psalms. We know so well Psalms 22, Psalms 69, Psalms 40. He was one with us, transgressors. He went through the experience of a knowledge, a travail of soul by which He could be satisfied that He could justify us. That is why the people who embrace this gift of Jesus as Abel did which Cain rejected are counted the meek. The lamb represented this knowledge; the offering of Cain’s own righteousness which represented deliberate sin, deliberate rejection; Cain did that. The people who are wicked do that, but those who submit and yield to the picture of Jesus in His knowledge in travail over sins, when we are in travail because of our sinful condition, we are together with Jesus. The people who are enjoying sin are not in travail over sin, they will justify themselves. You deserve that, I am giving you back what you deserve. I can tell people a thing or two; I am right and they are wrong. All that kind of mentality is self-righteousness. When we discover that self-righteousness inside of us and we become broken. We are taking the picture of Jesus because it is the picture of Jesus that makes us break. We fall upon the rock Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 5:7-9 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

By the process of affliction which Jesus was in together with us with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, He learned obedience. Can you see the meekness streaming from Him who suffered the sins of us all? He was being made perfect, thus He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. It is indeed only he who sees his own sinfulness can discern or appreciate the preciousness of the Saviour. Only these people can be accounted as those that have the righteousness mentioned in Psalms. They are sinners but they are righteous. Who are the meek of the earth? They are sinners with whom God in Jesus became at one with who believed in this atonement.

It is this belief of the atonement of Jesus that can make us the meek of the earth. It is not the Pharisee, not the Laodicean who says I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing. The people who are aware of their absolute dejected position in the kingdom of heaven, they realise that they have no hope but cry to God whom they have learned to love because God has come so close to them as God came close to Adam and Eve when they were running away from Him. These people, together with Jesus are the meek of the earth. Jesus the meek and lowly suffering with our sins, we suffering together with Him, these are the meek of the earth.

Job

Job 42:3 Who [is] he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

As, to Job, were presented what I am sharing with you here, he discovered things that he knew not.

Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes.

This is a meek one. This is what meekness is all about; discovering what I didn’t know about myself that I am a wretched sinner while I thought I was so righteous. I have now seen God for what He really is, now I see with my eyes and now I abhor myself. This is meekness.

Daniel

Daniel 10:8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

He saw the vision that you and I can see if we will study this vision of Daniel chapters 10, 11, and 12. As he saw that vision, he saw God as He really is. My comeliness was turned in me into corruption. All the good, the energy that comes up from within me, the vigour because I have something to do in my energy; all that was turned into corruption in the one who sees God. These are the people who are meek because of what they see.

Elijah

1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I [am] not better than my fathers.

Elijah, that great hero that revealed by God’s intervention the power of God in the amazing consuming the sacrifice proving to the priests of Baal how futile their services were, is now running for his life and he realises what a frail person he is. Do you put him up there and think you are much lower than him? We are all of the same passions and when God is revealed, these are the meek of the earth who would rather die.

Simon Peter

Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw [it], he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

Here they all are. You can read of them in Hebrews chapter 11.

We come to the point of the end of the world; the 144,000. Do they feel that they are the 144,000 without guile in their mouth or fault? Like the others, all afflicted together until at the end of time, the affliction becomes so severe. What is written about them in Revelation 17. They came out of great affliction, great tribulation.

Revelation 7:13-14 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Here is what it means to wash your robes in the blood of the Lamb; entering into affliction. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivereth them out of them all. Jesus went through, they go through it, and all those before them go through it. These are the 144,000 who have come out of excruciating afflictions.

Revelation 3:20-21 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Can we go through affliction together? He says, knock, knock, can I come in? Can I join in with your affliction; can we drink the bitter cup together? As you drink the bitter cup together with Me, I will give you the cup of salvation.

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

This is the meek of the earth.

Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

When was it opened? It was opened in 1798 onwards.

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Many have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Has it been a bit of a puzzle in our mind sometimes? Why are we going through all these horrendous experiences? Why is this happening to us? It is happening because the Lord is at work to cause us to wash our robes of character and make them white in the blood of the Lamb. And to be submissive to the work that Jesus went into. To be meek so that God can come and save the meek.

Psalm 76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth.

How Will This Meekness Manifest Itself?

It is easy to say, here are the meek, but what is the manifestation of the meekness that they have? How does it come into function? This beautiful work of Christ in producing a people through the gospel and covenant in which He is working to teach the sinners by affliction so that they will now do His will.

The affliction of the everlasting covenant

The work of Jesus is described:

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them].

This is the work of God through the everlasting covenant; this is the new covenant that He makes with us through Christ, cleansing us, purifying us through affliction. As this is happening, verse 31 is very important to appreciate.

Ezekiel 25:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that [were] not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

Here is the actual function of development of meekness because when God is doing this work through Jesus Christ, how will these people see themselves? Not only do they see their sins, not only do they appreciate that they have been redeemed by Christ, but they can see and remember their own evil ways and they will loathe themselves. They will be miserable about their own image within themselves.

Ezekiel 16:62 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: 63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.

What a subject to meditate upon! As we experience the amazing mercy of God which Job himself said, I didn’t understand but now I see, that Daniel, Elijah and Peter saw, when we see these things, we will remember and be confounded and never open my mouth any more. What does this mean? It is because of my shame. When I look back at my life, I have nothing to say about myself any more. All I can say is God is very merciful and when problems arise, I can’t assert myself any more. The moment I open my mouth about anything that another person is doing, I am condemning myself and I know it. I see it. The expression of meekness is an expression which reveals a person’s consciousness of his own undone condition and will speak very, very carefully.

He who is truly penitent does not forget his past sins, and grow careless about them as soon as he has obtained forgiveness. On the contrary, the clearer the evidence he has of divine favor, the more he sees to regret in his past life of sin. He loathes, abhors, and condemns himself, and is more and more astonished that he should have continued in rebellion so long. {ST, November 26, 1894 par. 7}

It has become clear to him that he is a rebellious person.

He renews his repentance toward God, while he grasps more decidedly the hand of Jesus Christ, and finds that repentance is a daily, continued exercise, lasting until mortality is swallowed up of life. He who thus repents, appreciates the righteousness of Christ as above silver and gold, above every earthly tie and affection. Ibid

He sees Christ as He really is. When our sins come up before us which we have sincerely repented of and we have been forgiven, we know that Jesus is washing me clean but I will never open my mouth about my case any more or in judgment upon another person any more. The meek and the lowly are those who loathe their own selves.

Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

Here is the condition of all who are in Laodicea. We are rich and increased with goods. I am so knowledgeable, I follow health reform exactly, fasting, I do this and I do that and I do the other thing.

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Who is blessed?

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Justified, exalted – inside of myself how I feel? Never.

Job 9:20-21 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: [if I say], I [am] perfect, it shall also prove me perverse. [Though] I [were] perfect, [yet] would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

What will a perfect person do? He will despise himself. Why? Because he knows that if he has been justified by Christ and sees himself as he really is and the amazing mercy of God, he humbles himself. He knows within himself the sins of his past that are always before him. You cannot raise yourself like the Pharisee; it is always there. This is the person who is justified; this is the person who God calls righteous. In our daily associations we want to appreciate how that is manifested in our home and in the church. If we really feel very conscious of the fact of my past sinfulness, how will that be manifested in our daily life?

Christ’s Sermon on the Mount declares who are the truly blessed: “Blessed are the poor in spirit [those who are not self-exalted, but candid, and of a humble disposition, not too proud to be taught, not vain and ambitious for the honors of the world]: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn [those who are penitential, submissive, and who grieve over their failures and errors because the Spirit of God is grieved]: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek [those who are gentle and forgiving, who, when reviled, will not revile again, but who manifest a teachable spirit, and do not hold themselves in high esteem]: for they shall inherit the earth.” Those who possess the qualifications here enumerated will not only be blessed of God here in this life, but will be crowned with glory, honor, and immortality in His kingdom. {2T 631.1}

There is the manifestation of meekness. They were all not self-exalted, but candid, and of a humble disposition, not too proud to be taught, not vain and ambitious for the honors of the world]:… those who are penitential, submissive, and who grieve over their failures and errors because the Spirit of God is grieved]: … those who are gentle and forgiving, who, when reviled, will not revile again, but who manifest a teachable spirit, and do not hold themselves in high esteem]:

These are the meek of the earth.

When discouraging words are spoken to you, do not reply unless you can return a pleasant answer. When you are tried and tempted by unkind words, do not retaliate. Say to yourself, “I will not disappoint my Saviour.” Every man who is a Christian is a gentleman; and every woman who is a Christian is a gentlewoman. The law of kindness is ever on the lips of the Christian woman. She utters no hasty words. To speak gentle words when you feel irritated will bring sunshine into your heart, and will make your path more smooth. A school girl, in answer to a question, said, “meek people are those who give soft answers to rough questions.” Christ says, “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.” They will be fit subjects for the kingdom of heaven; because they are willing to be taught. . . {8MR 442.2}

It is easy for man to become exalted especially once you have been forgiven, but God will guide the meek in judgment. He will co-operate with those who remain lowly of heart and sit at the feet of Jesus.

It is a most solemn thing to represent to the world the character of Christ. Wherever this is done, by whomever it is done, there is seed sown unto eternal life. Whatever you may see others doing that your judgment convicts you as being unseemly for a Christian, see to it that you never do the same things yourself. Never grieve the heart of Jesus, who has borne your sins and carried your sorrows. Serve God in meekness and lowliness of heart. {UL 275.2}

When we see people doing things wrong and sinning, those of you who are spiritual are to do what? The spiritual ones are the ones who know they are sinners, they are humble, they are brought low in their own estimation and those are the ones that can help those who have sinned, nobody else.

Galatians 6:1-2 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

What was that? It was to love one another as He loved us. A heart that is smitten will be lowly, subdued, yet will not walk around like a bulrush. They give this atmosphere as if they are humbling themselves. In Isaiah 58 it talks about sitting in sackcloth and ashes but He says that is not what He is after.

Isaiah 58:5-7 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? [is it] to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes [under him]? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? [Is] not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? [Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

This is what He is after. These are the true reformers who stop pointing the finger and telling others a thing or two; the people who restore rather than convict other people by their judgment about how wrong they are. These are the ones that God will save.

Zephaniah 2:1-3 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

Who shall stand? The meek shall stand, therefore follow this calling. May God help us to concentrate on this call and put it into practice. We thank God that He has not left us to destroy ourselves or consume one another. We will keep ourselves very humble under these messages that will get us there. May God help us is my prayer.

Amen.

Posted on September 7, 2013, in Divine Service Sermons, Sermons by John Thiel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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