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Blessed are the Meek

July 19, 2016

rethink

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

In Jesus previous statements he was describing our personal recognition of our circumstances. Now Jesus switches gears and he starts talking about our outward posture and expression. He is calling us to live a certain kind of way. He is calling us to be meek.

When I hear the word meek it doesn’t sit very well with me… I makes me think of someone that is weak, that has no backbone, that doesn’t stand for anything, that crumbles under pressure, someone that has no courage, a very whiney person.

But meek doesn’t mean that you are weak. A better way of thinking about meek is strength under control. Think of a dad wrestling with his kids. The dad could end it; he could just knock a kid out and end it right there. But instead he uses his…

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