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.
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?