The Meek

Dictionary Definition

  • Showing patience and humility; gentle.
  • Easily imposed on; submissive.
  • To make meek; soften; render mild, pliant, or submissive;

Biblical Definition

Based on the various Scriptures in which meekness is used, we can come up with a pretty good working definition of what it is. Meekness, according to the Bible, is being humble and gentle towards others and willingly being submissive and obedient to the Lord. It is not being selfish and arrogant, loud or obnoxious. Rather, it’s having a quiet but confident trust in the Lord and being willing and able to do whatever it is He commands. In regards to how a meek person would treat others, they would definitely be humble and gentle both in their words and in their actions.


When I was in the army I had a platoon sergeant, SSG Manning who was a Christian. He did not cuss, smoke, or drink. He was a warrior in every sense of the word. And he was a good man.

He would share his testimony if asked, but otherwise lived a proper Christian life and showed you the way instead of preaching it.

He taught me something from the Bible about the meek.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭

The meek aren’t what you think of in the modern definition of the word.

Meek people own a sword, they know how to use a sword, and they have the wisdom to know when it’s time to use that sword. – SSG Manning

If I don’t remember anything else I remember that he considered me meek.

And I’ll take that. All day long.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

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