Saturday, June 16, 2007


Most people today don't see meekness as a virtue as it was in bible times. Newer bible translations use gentleness or humility in its place. People today think meekness means weakness, when actually it takes a strong person to be meek.

Meekness is an active and deliberate acceptance of undesirable circumstances that should be seen as only a part of a larger picture. It is not a resignation to fate, or submission to events.

It takes a very strong person to show meekness. It requires you to persevere without giving up in a situation you have no control over.

There are only 14 verse in the KJV where the actual word meekness is used. There are more that use just meek.

Jesus describes Himself here as meek.

Mt 11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Mt 21:5 Tell ye the daughters of Sion, Behold thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon a donkey, and a colt the foal of a donkey.

Here Jesus is described by Paul.

2 Cor 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

Here it says the meek will be satisfied.

Ps 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever.

And of course everyone can quote Mt 5:5 Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.

Well next on the list is temperance and that will finish up this study. I will be praying to see what I study next.

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