Meekness does not mean weakness

Meekness does not mean weakness

Meekness is the ability to be submissive to authority without losing your own.  Jesus was called “meek and lowly”, yet He had the Holy Spirit without measure, was able to heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead. If meekness meant weakness, He could not have accomplished the surrender to the Cross of Calvary.  It took a man, totally submitted to God, controlled by the Holy Spirit and filled with that power to be able to complete the work He was sent to earth to fulfill.

We can be like Jesus.  We can be Holy Spirit-filled, surrendered to the call and anointing of God in our lives, and still be meek.  We seek not our own way.  We follow after Him.  We obey the laws of the land.  We prefer one another.  Meekness is a choice that demands self-discipline and the Holy Spirit to help us.

Matthew 5:5 New King James Version 

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

2 Corinthians 10:1 New King James Version

Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

Matthew 11:29 King James Version 

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Let us allow the Holy Spirit to show us how to be more like Jesus in meekness and humility of heart.  Be blessed this week.

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