Meek but Not Weak
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” - Matthew 5:5
Meekness is not weakness. This was clearly demonstrated in the life of Moses, who is described as the meekest man on earth, yet he demonstrated great strength. Jesus further said, “Learn from me, for I am meek and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” He was never aggressive though he showed great strength.
Make a choice today to demonstrate the meekness of Christ. I will not be aggressive and speak, or show an angry attitude, or allow myself to be involved in an intense argument. This attitude flows from an inward strength engendered by the Holy Spirit as a product of the spiritual fruit of gentleness.
The ultimate reward of those who are meek is an inheritance of the earth. God owns the earth for He says, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof”, but He has purposed to give the earth to those who are meek. You can be in that queue.
Dear God and Father, You have created all things, and by Your word it is all held together. You have declared that the earth and the fullness thereof are Yours and that I, along with all those who are meek, shall inherit it. Today I will face many challenges but thank You for helping me, at all times, to yield to the gentleness of the Holy Spirit.