"The meek shall inherit the earth,"
is a hilariously contradictory sentence.
Since a meek person is exactly the last person on earth you would expect to want it.
The meek person would most likely refuse the earth and say, “No thank you. I’m happy with the little patch of grass and sky I was given.”
So is it an arrogant statement by Christ—who humbled himself— or not?
It’s neither. It's a fact.
Jesus walking up to his brothers at their work in God’s kingdom--sent by his father to check them out and report back--saying, “The meek shall inherit the earth,” is much the same as Joseph walking up to his brothers and saying, “I had a revelation: a sheaf of wheat will rule the universe. The one who stands at the center is the brother of the sun and moon.”
A meek person is exactly not the one wringing their hands saying, “Oh good, oh good! I was hoping the earth was mine!” Or pointing their finger saying,”I knew it! I told you meekness was the way to glory!”
A meek person is the opposite. A meek person has everything because he wants nothing.