Blessed Are the Meek

In Matthew 5:5 Jesus calls attention to another key to living a blessed life. Once again it highlights the difference between worldly thinking and spiritual thinking.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:5

The world says, “Might makes right. Do anything that you have the power to do. Don’t allow anyone to get above you.” Self-discipline and self-control are not popular traits in many circles.

Meekness, however, is controlled power, not a lack of power. Meekness is being governed by a gentle disposition even when it is within your ability to exercise power or authority.

One important expression of meekness is being teachable.

The meek will he guide in justice; And the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 25:9 (ASV)

When an individual recognizes and grieves over his spiritual poverty (Matt. 5:3-4), he is in the best position to be open to teaching and instruction in the ways of God. That’s meekness.

Are you meek?


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