Blessed are the Meek
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
Happy are the meek, not the weak. The world looks at Christians with the expectation that they can simply run rough-shod over them because they are supposed to be like Jesus, and Jesus was thought to be weak for the way He denied Himself. He voluntarily laid His life down so that the world, through Him, would be saved from the power of sin. The internal strength of purpose within Jesus Christ puts us all to shame when we catch a glimpse of what He went through to die on a cross for the atonement of the sin of the world.
Meekness is a gentle contentedness of knowing who you are and your purpose in this earth. Meekness is quiet submission to God; knowing when to speak, when to give a soft answer, and when to remain silent. Jesus was the purity of meekness speaking the right words at the right time and remaining silent even in the midst of rage. It is humbled self-control.
Jesus was never weak. We find ourselves to be weak when we forget whose we are and that He has promised to always be with us. At times, we refuse to be meek because we don’t want to be deemed as weak. So, we pick ourselves back up and give other people what we think they deserve, when we should be remaining silent, or should be offering a merciful response to an angry situation. A soft answer turns away wrath.
It is the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us to afford the response of meekness and humility when confronted with rage. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that endures through us to offer up non-violence to a violent situation. Standing in surrender with your back against a wall with no place to go for safety, and you have to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit for your next breath; that is the revelation of meekness flowing through your body into an atmosphere of terror. Peace is greater than fear and meekness is a far greater strength than any strike of the hand.
Happy are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. This is part of the mystery of the kingdom of God, the Christ in you, the hope of glory, doing in you what you could not possibly do yourself.