Meekness as Strength

“Blessed are the meek,
   for they will inherit the earth.”

(Matthew 5:5)

Being “meek” is not often thought of as strength, but in fact it is.  If a person is meek, they are not prideful… they are humble.  In a world of “bling-bling” and trash talking, in a world of dog eats dog and survival of the fittest, humility seems a little old-fashioned.  In fact, humility usually requires self-discipline, courage and strength of character. Be honest, isn’t it easier just to act like everyone else?

Jesus was the model of “meek”.  He taught righteousness, not getting ahead in this life.  When He was arrested, He was led “like a sheep to the slaughter”.  He never was a self promoter, He gave glory to God. His followers are called upon to do the same.

Meekness has advantages in this life.  It isn’t easy to be constantly bragging, mouthy and obnoxious; there’s always someone waiting to push you off of your self-appointed pedestal.  There’s always the need to keep up appearances, and for what?  Is it because we lack the strength of character to be meek?  It seems to me that those who can be sincerely and honestly meek have a better go at life in the long run.

To be a disciple of our Lord, we must be humble and considerate of others, not full of ourselves.  Gee, not only is this a way to “inherit the earth” but it is also a way to live a peaceful and calm life!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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3 Responses to Meekness as Strength

  1. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote that being meek is killing self entirely, such that there will absolutely be no pride in one’s own self left, to be crucified with Christ. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

    Thank you this reminder!

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