A Study In Meekness
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
— Matthew 5:5
You want me to be what? What does meek mean? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “enduring injury with patience and without resentment: mild; deficient in spirit and courage: submissive; not violent or strong: moderate.”30
Our normal reaction to something life-threatening is rarely ever mild, submissive, or moderate. There is something to be said of a meek person whose life is controlled by Jesus. He or she is not easily angered, doesn’t have a temper, doesn’t get drunk, doesn’t envy, kill, or sleep around. He or she also respects authority. This list could go on and on.
There’s no way we can be perfect on this earth, but the Bible says the meek will inherit the earth. If we know Jesus is in control of every circumstance, we should have the courage not to overreact or be ...
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