“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”
The Beatitudes open Jesus’ sermon on the mount. They represent God’s values contrasting with the world’s.
What worldly value does Jesus’ statement contradict?
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)
Extrovert scale — probably a 7.
Quality of my mother I’ll always remember & cherish — meekness.
News: I’m “off” today. The family & I plan to worship with my wife’s parents in East Peoria and enjoy the day with them.
News: Yesterday I helped out at a benefit for one of our member’s father. We raised a little under $2000 for his medical expenses. I was very pleased overall & got to make a couple hundred pancakes from scratch. I enjoy cooking (when I’ve got time).