WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE MEEK?
Meekness is what results when one’s spiritual knowledge, understanding, and passions are in right balance. A carnal or natural meekness exists, but it is born from a person simply not wanting to become involved, from not understanding what is happening or from a lack of firmness. It is usually timid, conforms readily, and is easily deterred from doing good and persuaded to do evil.
some other interpretation of the word meek;
***An understanding of the root definition of meek in the original language and how it was used will help us in understanding what Jesus meant.
What do all these definitions have in common? They all describe great power under control.
***Meekness means walking according to the precepts of our vocation and controlling our attitudes toward our brothers and sisters in Christ.
***Thus meekness is curbing the “natural” desires to rebel, fight, have our own way, push ourselves forward, etc. We submit to the Lord in obedience to His will.
PEOPLE MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT MEEKNESS.
**Look at a list of some people who the Bible says were meek and see the fallacy of such thought.
SOME OTHER BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF MEEKNESS ARE AS FOLLOWS;
In Genesis 13:7-9 “And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.”
In 2 Samuel 1:11,12 – “Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him: And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.”
Matthew 26:39, 42 – “And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt…He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.”
NOTE: Those who are meek (faithful Christians) have an inheritance here in this life. They will be truly satisfied and they will be contented. Whlie the wicked, in their rush to possess, usually miss or overlook the best of this world (Philippians 4:11 – “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content). And also the meek will also inherit that new heaven and earth heaven. (Romans 8:17 – “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” )