The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
Are you meek?
What is it about meekness that appeals to the Father? What is meekness? If you look this word up in a standard dictionary, you will see the words: quiet, gentle, easily imposed on, and submissive. On the other hand, if you look it up in a Bible dictionary or Bible encyclopedia, you see a completely different definition. Meekness is a temper of mind not easily provoked to resentment. Meekness is not merely a natural virtue, but a Christian “grace”. It is one of the “fruits of the Spirit” (Gal 5:23). Though the translation from Hebrew/Greek to English seemed to have failed, as you study passages where meekness is used, you will see meekness is an attitude or quality of heart:
1 Peter 3:4 But let it be [the inner beauty of] the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a meek, gentle and peaceful spirit, [one that is calm and self-controlled, not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature] which is very precious in the sight of God. (Amplified Bible, AMP edited)
The meek person:
* Willingly accepts and submits without resistance to the will and desires of God.
* Complies with the instructions and desires of man only if they line up with God’s.
* Focusses on the wishes of God, not on personal wants, ideas, and goals.
* Takes a back seat so that God can work to achieve what is good for others.
Isaiah 42:1-4 “Take a good look at my servant! I love him dearly, for he is my chosen one. I have taken hold of him in my strength, and I have clothed him with my Spirit. He will cause justice to spring up for the nations. 2 He will be gentle and will not quarrel with others in public. He will not exalt his own voice. 3 He would never crush a broken heart nor disregard the weak and vulnerable. He will make sure justice comes to those who are wronged. His inner being will not become faint or discouraged, nor will his light grow dim before he establishes justice on the earth. Even the distant lands beyond the seas will hunger for his instruction.” (The Passion Translation TPT)
Meekness is strength under control. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for meekness. You require me to walk in it. Not so someone can trample on me and mishandle me. You require it to be evidently active in my life so any other gift, skill, or talent You endowed me with can shine and give You glory. You knew I would need meekness in order for You to use me. You have taught me so many things about being meek. Meekness is not the opposite of assertiveness. Meekness is a quality all its own. It is the fruit of the Spirit. It is not something I put on a take off; I need to let it shine through, all day, every day of my life. You are calling me to bring the strength You’ve given me, willingly under submission, to You and Your authority. You will use it as You desire. Father, get the glory out of my life, please. Whatever has to be done, do it. I humble myself before You…