The meek will also have gentleness in all of their interactions with others.

What does this all mean? Meekness – The Secret to Inheriting the Earth (Conclusion), Wake Up America To The Truth About COVID-19, How To Respond To COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories, We must always be ready to give account of the hope that is in us “with meekness and fear.” 1 Peter 3:15. Subscribers have full digital access. Meekness lends dignity to wisdom, and this makes it easier for others to listen to you. Ask God to help you become more meek. Meekness is part of God’s nature and it is our inheritance! Certainly, meekness didn’t fit in with the values of the Greco-Roman world of the first century, where humility wasn’t generally lauded as a virtue. If what we say is led by the Lord, then the Lord will make sure that His word will not return void to him.

12:3), Jesus tells us to come learn from him because he is meek and humble of heart (Matt. At least I am.

Your email address will not be published. Sign Up For Our Newsletter Godly sorrow softens our stiff-necked rebellion and our hearts so that we are made receptive to the workings of the Creator to produce His image in us. We need to find out what God says about the situation, and how He wants us to handle it. Already a CT subscriber? Benefits of Weakness- Bishop D. Abioye. It is no wonder Apostle Paul tell us to put off self-imposed rules and regulations which is cloaked in false humility (see Colossians 2:18-23). He may even have thanked her for her concern. While our motives could be right, at times our approach is rough, and  it rubs people the wrong way. Lord, help us to be meek especially with those who are challenging to us! It shows in rounded shoulders and collapsed posture. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Learn how your comment data is processed. Proverbs 15:1. This is because the world’s definition of meekness has to do with what others think about of us instead of what God speaks to us. Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. To commit sin is to transgress or disobey these laws. Watch & Pray, so You Will Not Be Tempted…, God and Government- The Role of a Christian in a Democracy. Of course we know that, but let us take it thoroughly to heart: swift to hear, slow to speak! It was love-driven humility (meekness) that made Jesus the most successful man that ever lived. Quite often he will stop doing altogether what he had thought to say or do. Since the weak can’t win by the standard rules, they change the rules. They speak and act before they have thought about it, and one of the consequences is that they say and do things that they regret soon after – things that harm themselves and others. Besides the beatitude, Moses is held out as a model for being the meekest man on earth (Num. He also writes at, Polls show faithful supporters no longer see the Republican incumbent as the “lesser of two evils.”. Thanks for sharing. Beatrice Stockli was kidnapped by Islamist extremists in Timbuktu, Mali, in January 2016. A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. Derek Rishmawy is a doctoral student in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also increases our inheritance by giving us greater influence in the lives of those around us.

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Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I just returned from a quick trip to western Pennsylvania. We should strive to have the Spirit with us in all we do. Required fields are marked *. True humility on the other hand usually finds the persecution of the world because it puts God first and always, goes against the herd mentality, and is the road less traveled. Matching the image of a cute chipmunk with this Psalm seemed appropriate. © Copyright Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatters Forlag. Listen to what James so fervently and simply explains to us: “Who is wise and understanding among you? Please visit our blog, twitter, or Facebook page regularly and pass these posts on to friends that need an encouraging word. Confessing God attempts to understand who we are and how the world should be by looking at what the Bible says who God is. Harshness fires people up with wrath, but gentleness keeps relationships calm and steady. Listen to what James so fervently and simply explains to us: “Who is wise and understanding among you? Not at all! Look out for those tests that will come, which will try to push you into your old nature by getting you angry or harsh. Patience enables us to act in the right way in all kinds of trials and difficulties. Then we wonder why they don’t appreciate what we shared with them since after all it was for their good. Meekness is the fruit of God by His Spirit working in us. The powerful are scheming. Meekness enables us to do what is right in our ministry and in whatever we do. You’re welcome.

According to medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas, meekness is a gentleness that restrains us from anger or from expressing our anger easily. Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.” James 3:13. Learn how your comment data is processed. Reproduction of material from the ActiveChristianity website for use elsewhere is prohibited without prior permission. Reformer John Calvin calls it a “mild ... To continue reading, subscribe now. Of all the Beatitudes, I’d guess that “blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” is the most misunderstood, mistrusted, and neglected. As a result, too many people are trying to gain the favor of man by walking in false humility instead of walking in the grace (favor) of God by walking in true meekness. Abraham yields over his right of choice: Lot taketh it. We are stirring up sin and evil behavior rather than bringing an atmosphere of peace and gentleness. He was swift to hear, and slow to speak. This doesn’t mean that the meek allow everyone to push them around—when it’s time to stand, they will stand firm. Sometimes people feel powerless and insecure about the person/situation, so they compensate for it by being rough, forceful, or loud to get their point across or look powerful!