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Jesus taught, in Matthew 5:5
“Blessed are the Meek; for they shall inherit the earth.”
But what is meekness?
Meek is one of those so-called Bible words that we don’t use in regular conversation any more. As a result, most of us don’t really know what it means. Throughout my research I’ve heard several different definitions of the word, most of which put a negative spin on the term. To most, meek means to be a doormat or overly submissive, a frail old lady or a sick kitten are said to be meek. But that really isn’t an accurate definition of the word and certainly not what the bible translators meant when they chose it.
The best description of meekness I could find is in the image of a broken horse. A horse that is brought under the control of a master has lost none of its strength and power but by submitting itself to human direction it is now focused and able to perform extraordinary tasks. No wild horse ever pulled a plough or contributed to the advancement of human society like a broken and meek one. In the same way a meek person is one who willingly submits his or her own power to something larger than themselves in order to receive direction and focus and is then able to move forward, under that submission to bigger and better things both personally and for the good of society as a whole.
Meekness therefore is a willing submission of power, not an expression of weakness. It’s a counter-cultural expression of what it means to be human. Our dominant culture tells us that to be strong is to take power by force, but the meek say no to that. True power and potential is better found in taking a posture of submission so that we may learn a better way to focus our energy and become smarter and wiser stewards of our God given power. It is through this type of submission that we achieve true greatness. [exert from “Meekonomics; How to Inherit the Earth and Live Life to the Fullest” by L C Sheil]
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