Meekness is not Weakness

But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity. (Psalms 37:11 NIV)

When you read Psalms 37:11 does it remind you of Matthew 5:5, the third beatitude?  I looked up “meek” on my computer Bible program and found it is mentioned in 16 verses.  It is in Psalms 6 times.  What does it mean to be meek?  The Merriam-Webster dictionary says to be meek means to be mild, submissive, not violent or strong.  Some people may feel that to be meek is to be weak.  If you look at Jesus who says in Matthew 11:29 to take His yoke, for He is meek and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls.  Meekness is not weakness.  It takes strength to remain meek when someone is spreading lies about you, when your actions are misunderstood, etc.  It takes strength to remain calm in trying circumstances.  This is not something you can do on your own.  It is Christ that gives you the strength to remain calm and meek.


Written by Diane Levy


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