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MEEKNESS

MAY 25, Matthew 5:5

 

In today’s text, is Jesus pronouncing a special blessing on the weak, the feeble, the frail, and the fragile? Is this a blessing for those who are mild mannered with good disposition?

 

What is the meaning of “meek”? Is a meek person weak? Sometimes, it is easy to confuse meekness with weakness. Meekness is actually the opposite of weakness, for meekness is strength under control. Jesus was meek, but He is most powerful for He is the Creator of everything!

 

When Jesus pronounced “Blessed are the meek”, what he meant was that those who are saved by the Lord will not want to be proud or boastful. Even if they were strong, they would remain gentle and humble.

 

Real meekness comes from knowing that we are saved by the Lord and there is nothing we can do to save ourselves from the punishment of hell.

 

Write “T” for True or “F” for False of a person who is meek?

(    ) – gets angry very easily.

(    ) – pushes his way around.

(    ) – a meek person is a weak person.

(    ) – God’s word teaches meekness.

(    ) – Jesus is described as meek and mild.

(    ) – A child of God must learn to be meek.

 

Thought: May I learn true meekness from the Lord.

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to be a meek person. This I pray in Jesus’ name - Amen.