“Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.”
For one to be “meek” is to “have or show a quiet and gentle nature,” being able to bear up under difficult trials, hardships, or suffering. Meekness described here is characteristic of a person of “quiet strength,” one who is humble and modest in spirit. Such individuals possess an underlying source of strength that demonstrates love and compassion in all circumstances, as the Apostle Paul reminds us – “love endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:7)
Many are those in this world who are grasping for as much of what the king of this world (Satan) can offer them, with the belief that they are indeed “inheriting” or gaining their kingdom here. But we as true children of God are called not to make it our cause to chase after the fleeting things of this world, but as Jesus pointedly remarks, “our kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36) For in due time, Christ will return establishing a “New Heaven” and a “New Earth” which will then, be a part of our great inheritance. Therefore, our need here is not to avenge ourselves in order to hold onto certain dreams, passions, possessions, or positions of power, for Christ should be our focus and living in light of eternity our mission. Thus, we are able in Him, to live with meekness through His quiet strength.
Meekness requires a necessary level of Courage – calculated, intentional faith in action which produces this “strength to endure,” even in the midst of the fiery trials and storms of life, whether set in motion from within or from without. We hold to a promise here in Christ, if we possess a spirit that is gentle and humble in heart, walking in the meekness of His strength, we will be able to navigate the sometimes troubled waters of this life without wavering in our faith journey. Meekness from a worldly viewpoint is in most cases seen as a weakness of mind and/or character, but when looked upon by our heavenly Father, those who are meek become some of His greatest servants. For in them is a quiet, moldable spirit of humility and faith-filled courage which will be rewarded.
Connecting Faith & Life:
Father, thank You today for the promise that You are always with us, empowering us with a spirit of meekness found in Your strength. May we faithfully walk in such a spirit of meekness born out of putting our faith in action producing the courage within us to continue moving forward regardless of our circumstances. Grant us a spirit to walk humbly today with You our God. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.