Meekness: It’s Not What You Think

Meekness…..
In today’s world it means to be weak or submissive
however, the Bible teaches us to put on meekness.
 
……..put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, 
meekness, longsuffering
 
Webster’s Dictionary defines meek as
1)  enduring injury with patience and without resentment
2)  deficient in spirit and courage
3)  not violent or strong.
 
Synonyms include words like: docile, lowly, resigned, spineless, spiritless, subdued.  
 
In Greek, meekness means “the wild horse that has 
become obedient to the bit and bridle”
 
Strong’s Concordance defines it as “more than meek”
and
“not weakness but as exercising God’s strength under His control.
Demonstrating power without undue harshness.”
 
Simply, meekness is strength under control.
It is a fruit of the spirit.
It is a heart full of compassion.
It is yielding to God.
 
In His sermon on the mount, 
Jesus taught the meek are blessed.  Matthew 5:5
 
In the context of Jesus teachings, the meaning of meekness 
becomes something extraordinary.
 
Jesus is our greatest example of meekness.
 
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
 
The humble He guides in justice
and the humble He teaches His way.
 
Put on meekness.
It is the power to build up and not of tearing down.
Be a blessing to those around you and you will be blessed. 
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2 thoughts on “Meekness: It’s Not What You Think

    • I believe we all need a little meekness (humility) and focus on Jesus, letting Him rule in our hearts. And as He works in us, pruning us, the fruit of the spirit will flourish.

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