Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Psalm 25:9 – The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
1 Peter 3:4 – Instead, your beauty should consist of your true inner self, the ageless beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of the greatest value in God’s sight.
Colossians 3:12 – Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
1 Timothy 6:11 – But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Titus 3:2 – To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
The word meekness comes from the word prautes, which depicts the attitude of demeanor of a person who is forbearing, patient, and slow to respond in anger, one who remains in control of himself in the face of insults or injuries.
Many think meekness connotes weakness, shyness, timidity, or an introverted personality. But this not the case in the view of scripture meekness is one of the strongest attributes a person can possess, with unique strength that has a dramatic impact on all it touches. Meekness implies a strong willed person who has learned to submit his will to a higher authority. He isn’t weak, he is in control. He is the person who has learnt the secret of submitting to higher authority. The person knows how to bring his will under control in the face of insults and injuries instead of flying out in rage and throwing temper tantrum. Such a person keeps his or her emotion and temper under control been in a situation they believe is fiercely wrong and stay silent until the appropriate time to speak or until asked for his or her opinion. It is likened to a tamed wild animal; a meek person has tamed his emotions.
Meekness also implies a soothing medication to calm the angry mind. When meekness is produced in a person it makes the person careful and controlled. Such person will carry God’s soothing medication for the angry, upset and impart peace to situations that was unsettling and unstable.
For further Study
2 Corinthians 10:1, 1 Corinthians 9:20-22
Personal declaration for the day
I am enabled by the Holy Spirit to be selfless and sacrificial.
Questions for you to reflect on
Carry remember a selfless act you did?
Who have you made sacrifice for?
Questions for you to Consider
Do you have a reputation with other people of being dependable, reliable and trustworthy?
What can you do right now to start doing good to people near you who have serious basic needs?
Do you have the testimony of being a soothing medicine for the angry or upset soul, or do you stir up anger and strife. Do others see you as having a calm and soothing effect on other people?