‘Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.’
Meekness is not weakness. In fact meekness consists of strength and self-control. It takes a strong person to remain meek and gentle.
Moses was considered as one of the meekest according to Numbers 12:3, “Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.” Moses never showed weakness as he led the children of Israel in the wilderness for 40 years.
Meekness is defined as humbleness, patience and discipline under control. Sometimes when we are not under the control of the Holy Spirit we may say or do something that later we regret. Meekness is a characteristic of God that needs to be learned and practiced in every Christian.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:29, “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.” We can learn from Jesus as He was the example of meekness for all to see.
We learn to be meek as we submit to the will and way of God. Submitting to God and obeying His Word takes self-control, patience, and discipline. Blessed are the meek.
Lord, I love You and trust You. Instruct me in all my ways. Strengthen me to be meek and gentle yet bold and courageous.