As a child of God I am required to learn to be meek. But what is meekness? Many people see it as the person who gets walked over who does not speak out against anything. The bible gives us a different view of a meek person. Take a look!
There were a quiet a few people in the bible described as being meek. Jesus, Moses, and Paul just to name a few.
It's synonym is "poor in spirit" and it also speaks of person is humbly patient or gentle, when under fire. It is not speaking to give full vent to anger though. Love is what it speaks from. It is a heart seeking justice but giving mercy. Meekness happens when someone is suffering or oppressed from doing what is right. You do not learn this quality without being under persecution or by not doing what is right. It's also a fruit of the spirit. Without the Spirit of God inside you, it is impossible to learn. Galatians 5:22
Lets look at a few verses:
2 Corth 10: 1-9 By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" when away! I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete. You are looking only on the surface of things. If anyone is confident that he belongs to Christ, he should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as he. For even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than pulling you down, I will not be ashamed of it. I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters.
Meekness comes as a result of boldness.It's a heart that seeks Justice. It's a heart that is trying to correct wrongs and break down strongholds of satan. It speaks truth and at it's pure form doesn't apologize or water it down for men to take.
Proverbs 28:1: The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.Look at Jesus for example: He didn't mince words with the leaders of the church he called them on what they were doing wrong. However, he did give them the solutions. They however did not want to hear is solutions.
2 Peter 2:21-22: It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud."
Proverbs 25:26: Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.
Meekness also is humility.He sets God in his proper place. He is the servant or bond servant of Christ. He does the will of the father. He is fully obedient at the risk of his/her own life.
Matthew 10:28: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Zephaniah 3:12: But I will leave within you the meek and humble, who trust in the name of the LORD. The remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
Meekness is also gentleness.Jesus when teaching his disciples taught them with gentleness. Meekness can be both Bold and gentle at the same time. This is where Gods word comes in.
Isaiah 55:10-11: As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.Meekness has proper respect for God's word. They let it speak and they deliver it.
Meekness also shows Mercy:Once a heart has moved to remorse and is willing to obey God, they come along beside them and help them through the change.
Mark 14:6: "Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
Surprised at what Meekness really is?
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