Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Blessed Are The Meek

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.

Meekness is not weakness.

Meekness means “power under control.”

The contrite, praying person is blessed with the indwelling control of the Holy Spirit and the inheritance promised to the believer even in conflict.

Blessed are those whose
every instinct, every impulse, and every passion
is under the control of God’s Spirit!
They will be right with God, self and others,
and enter the life which God alone can give.

Let us pray for meekness when entering into dialogue with those of opposing positions. There will be times when patience and self-control will be sorely tested. There may also be times when the Spirit will suggest a change of direction in the dialogue or a strategic retreat that looks suspiciously like defeat. To be meek is to be able to willingly accept temporary defeat in order that there may later be victory in the Spirit.

Let us quit calling the shots and surrender complete control to God.

Oh Lord,
I completely surrender to the control of Your Spirit in my life.
Help me to be meek.

1 comment:

Chinmay said...

Great! Meekness is not a weakness. I think this is very much required in a tension-ridden modern world.