meek [`anav] shall eat ['akal] and be
satisfied: [saba`] they shall praise [halal] the LORD [Yahovah] that
seek [darash] him: your heart [lebab] shall live [chayah] for
ever. [`ad] KJV-Interlinear
afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.
Let your heart live forever! NASB
This is the devils world. As such all who live in it are the afflicted, the poor, the destitute, simply because of his opposition to all of creation and his agenda of defeating God in whatever fashion he can.
However, among those who have or will live in this world, not all will be blessed. Many will reject Gods plan and will choose the Lake of Fire instead of heaven.
But, there will be those who will choose for Gods plan, who will believe in Christ, and who will have a good destiny in heaven.
The meek refers to believers only. For it is the meek, which refers to the afflicted, the poor, the destitute. And this is not a strict economic or personal description, but a universal description of all believers, as they are all enemies of Satan, and their (our) situation is such that Satan has invented a world of sorrow, of burdens, or anti-truth philosophies. Our most obvious burden is a temporary physical life. We will all die one day and from that there is no escape. Physical death is the ultimate affliction, rendering all things of this physical life, destitute.
Just in this past week, the events that have been unfolding in Boston should make it very clear that evil can come from anywhere, and suffering can come upon anyone at anytime. As I write this study for tomorrow (each study is written the evening prior to the day of study), the second suspect was taken into custody, thus ending that aspect of the crime that unfolded in Boston.
And as we will likely hear this news for several days as more and more information comes to light, we can certainly look to our daily study which describes the suffering of Christ, which was done in our behalf so that one day, no more of these burdens, or burdens of any kind, will be a part of our life.
And here, the meek, all believers, shall be satisfied, 'saba,' which means to be the recipient of an abundance of blessing, to be filled, to be satisfied. And this is used in conjunction with eternity, and therefore means an abundance of blessing which is beyond calculation.
The heart, is typically used as the thinking portion of the soul. The aspect that pumps or circulates thought throughout your soul.
Praise of the Lord is stated here in complete contrast to the mocking and insults that He received while on the cross.
Forever, is a reference to eternity. And in order to be satisfied for all of eternity, you have to have life. And to have life for all of eternity you must have eternal life. And since all people die, and since this is a reference to believers past, present and future, then resurrection is a must for everyone, sooner or later.
So, from the insults of the cross, there will eventually be the vindication of eternity. From the affliction sought after by some, there will be abundant blessing.
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