1. Meek

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Meekness is NOT weakness. Meekness is a quality that doesnʼt simply pertain to the outside world. It is an attitude of the heart. Itʼs inward. Most of us know that there is quite a difference between something you do outwardly and the attitude you have inwardly.

Meekness is the word you would use for an animal that has been domesticated, trained, and housebroken. Itʼs like a tame horse. A horse has the power to throw you off of it, but when it is tamed, you can put a saddle on it and reins and it will go where you lead it. A meek person is like a body builder holding a baby. A meek person has power, but that power is under Godʼs control.

Meekness is a Christian quality because it is the attitude of Jesus, who was constantly noted for the dominant characteristic of meekness, and when Christ is in us, we begin to exude meekness in our responses, reactions, and demeanor.

Meekness is a fruit of the Spirit, found in Galatians 5 in some translations as “gentleness” (the more accurate word is ‘meekʼ). Notice that Jesus says those who are meek will truly inherit the earth.

The world may reject you–but you will inherit the earth.

Published by James Travis

Pastor of Saar Fellowship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married to Robyn and Dad to our two boys.

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