Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 
Meekness is also referred to as gentleness. On the face level it may be seen as a weakness but on closer examination, we perceive its strength.
Meekness is the ability to apply strength and power without injuring the weak. For a person to be meek, he or she must first of all be strong and be aware of their strength.
It is the ability to exhibit strength with grace and care. Meekness is an attitude of submission toward God and gentleness toward men.
Meekness is:
• A recognition that God is in control.
• Strength and courage under control.
• A sober estimation of ourselves.
• Respect for others.
In the Old Testament, meekness was in relation to suffering, oppressed, afflicted. It refers to the spirit of people who remain unbroken under the pain and burden of their suffering.
It is the strength to endure hardship and prevail in the end. People who are meek look soft on the outside but are very tough on the inside. They dress their strength in garments of humility and service.
They may not boast about their strengths but they deliver beyond expectation. They are the opposites of talkers who never perform.
Jesus says those who have this disposition are the ones who really end up taking possession of the earth and its fullness.
Meekness expresses a spirit of willingness and obedience towards God's dealings with us.
It is that disposition of heart that accepts God's dealings and is able to quietly and without boasting believe God for the unusual.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to be meek and humble.
Scriptural Reading: Matthew 5:3-12

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