Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Mathew 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 his or her 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 the garments of humility and service. They may not brag about their strength but they deliver beyond expectation. They are the opposite 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 a heart that accepts God’s dealings and is able to quietly and without boasting believe God for the unusual.
Do you want to be a world changer? Be meek!
Remember the Meek shall inherit the Earth. God bless you.