Of Meekness

“Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5
I’ve been thinking about humility and meekness quite a bit the last few days, prompted, I suppose by this experience and also by a timely article Helen posted on her site.
Let me walk softly this day, humbly, and with a quiet spirit. Let us be shielded from the roar of busyness and from distractions that would snatch away our eyes from God and from His majesty. With meekness, let us take His Word into our souls, and thereon feast and draw strength.
In 1 Peter 3, we are warned against false adornment and wrong considerations; the writer pointing out that it is not our clothing, our hair styles or the wearing of gold that is meaningful… In verse 4, Peter arrives at the crux of the matter:
“But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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3 Responses to Of Meekness

  1. helenl says:

    Thanks for the link, Shirley. I think we perceive meekness wrongly, in our modern-day world, as mousiness. And we think of mousiness as the exact opposite of all we desire to be: strong, confident, self-reliant. But meekness has to do with a gentleness of strong character not a weak one. It allows one to walk softly in a world of overbearing noise.

  2. Shirley says:

    You’re so right to point this out, Helen.

    Considering scriptural ramifications, I don’t believe God wants us to be mousy; quite the opposite, we are to be aggressive and bold for the Kingdom.

    To some that may sound contradictory to what I have previously written, but not at all is that the case. The meekest person who has tended to his hidden parts, will be bold in Jesus Christ.

    Wasn’t it Paul who said, “when I am weak…then I am strong.”

    What a concept, what a glorious idea. The Bible and the Christian walk are so exciting and so elevating, for God’s precepts fly in the face of human understanding. They are supernatural, yet, we are allowed to intermeddle with them.

  3. Kevin Hopper says:

    Great thought today! Thank you for reminding along the lines of meekness. We need to be strong and yet humble. God bless you!

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