Meekness Is Not A Sign Of Weakness

Meekness is a word not commonly used today, so I searched its meaning: Gentle towards others, willingly submission and obedient to the Lord. Not selfish, arrogant, loud or obnoxious.

Meekness is not a sign of weakness either. It’s being able to totally rely on the Lord for whatever is needed. Numbers 12:3 says Moses are the meekest man on the earth, and greatly used by God. The Lord doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called, and this is very evident when you read the story of Moses. Was he perfect? Not at all, yet God chose Him to lead the Jewish people out of captivity. God enabled Moses to be a great leader. Moses humbled himself before the Lord, and God equipped him with whatever was needed to accomplish the task set before him.

The definition of meekness perfectly describes Jesus. He says in Matthew 11:29: “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” When we read about the life of Jesus, He relied solely on His heavenly Father.  He did nothing on His own.

 The Bible says we are made in His image, which means we are meek too. Does this word describe you? I want people to see Jesus in me, so I strive to be meek, but admit it’s not always easy. Some days I have to repent and ask the Lord to help me get back on track.

The Lord delights in those who are meek, that He bestows many blessing on those who seek Him.

Psalm 25:8-9 – Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He will teach sinners in the way. The meek will He guide in judgement, and the meek He will teach His way.

Psalm 37:11 – But the meek with inherit the earth, and will delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

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

Meekness is listed among the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. The other fruit listed are equally as important: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, and temperance. The fruit of the Spirit listed are given to believers at salvation, and demonstrates to an unbelieving world, Jesus lives
within them.

 When we arise in the morning, we can thank God for giving us a brand new day. A perfect opportunity to let others see the fruit of the Spirit operating in our lives through our thoughts, words, and deeds. A good place to begin is right in our own homes. We can walk in victory by following Jesus’ example, by cultivating meekness and the other fruit of the Spirit in our daily lives.  

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