Meekness understood with common words

Meekness is a word that causes many people to draw a picture in their head as soon as they hear it – and for many people the picture looks like this: ?

The “technical” definition of meekness would be something similar to, “power or strength brought under control in such a way that the result is a gentle spirit or a mild disposition in dealing with others”.

Got it? Perhaps sorta? Perhaps not?

Then let’s use a simpler way to describe it.

To put it in simple words meekness would be, “trusting the judgment of God and treating others in a way that cares more about being right with God than just setting others right even when they’re wrong in the way they treat us”.

This doesn’t mean the meek can’t get angry with a righteous anger; but it does mean that being meek keeps our anger from keeping us from being who God has called us to be.

Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.” (Zephaniah 2:3)