“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” — Matthew 5:5
So often today, the Christian value of meekness is overlooked, and often times completely disregarded. Much of this attitude has come about as a result of Christians who misunderstand what meekness really is.
On this subject, the great author A. W. Tozer wrote,
“The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is as weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time that he is in the sight of God of more importance than angels. In himself, nothing; in God, everything. That is his motto.”
A meek person is not one with an inferiority complex. He is quite the opposite. Meekness is a characteristic within a person which creates boldness and strength, yet at the same time causes that person to humbly understand that everything good in him comes from God, not himself.
Jesus only gave the promise to inherit the earth to one group of people: the meek. So as you live your life, be both bold and strong in your faith while also humble and quiet in your boasting. Be meek… because the reward is great!
Pray that God would give you boldness in your faith while at the same time giving you a humble heart. Pray for meekness, and you’ll inherit the earth!
Questions for thought
Do you tend to think of yourself as inferior to others? Why or why not?
How does Jesus’ promise in today’s Scripture passage change the way you see yourself? The way you see Him?