The Meek

5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

Simply put, meekness is power under control. Meekness is not weakness or being lame at all.

Paul said this in Romans 12:3, “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”

Meekness is showing restraint in the face of being wronged, knowing that God will exact revenge in His time and in His way.

Consider Christ Himself when He was being falsely accused and beaten. At that moment he could have summoned a host of angels to remedy the situation, but He chose suffering for the greater good. Two thousand years later we marvel at His divine restraint.

Like humility, meekness is not a valued character trait in our society, perhaps because it’s so misunderstood.

Ultimately, though, meekness is practiced more than it is learned. In other words, we can’t one day just be meek. It’s a daily pursuit in the face of challenges thrown our way. It’s actually closer to the “What would Jesus do” trait than many of the other traits we’ll discuss.

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