“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
|Imposition (n) – a demand or request that is not reasonable or that causes trouble for someone; something imposed: as a: levy, tax b: an excessive or uncalled-for requirement or burdenDiscernment (n) – 1.the ability to judge well: 2. (in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding:Meek (adj.) – quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive: 1. enduring injury with patience and without resentment: mild 2: deficient in spirit and courage: submissive 3: not violent or strong: moderate
Greek– praos: meek. This difficult-to-translate root (pra-) means more than “meek.” Biblical meekness is not weakness but rather refers to exercising God’s strength under His control – i.e. demonstrating power without undue harshness. [The English term “meek” often lacks this blend – i.e. of gentleness (reserve) and strength.
Instead of discussing my full thoughts on this verse I chose to focus on the definitions- so that all may have or come to a clearer understanding of the word MEEK. I will also share quotes with corresponding scriptures. In Matthew 11:29, Jesus said “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.” In the Holy Bible, we are given several references about Jesus’ character. If you are familiar with the events about Jesus, you also know that being “meek” does not make you a weakling, a rug, nor floor mat that anyone can just walk on, wipe their shoes off on, nor beat with a broom to remove the dust. Do you understand?
A meek person finds it easy to submit to God. When one submits to God, He gives one the gift of discernment which is to be used at all times.
Sometimes it takes a while for God to reveal a person’s heart to others. I believe we are required to use the gift of discernment for many impositions that are and will be placed upon us. We must befriend those who are led by the Spirit of God only, for there are many spirits amidst us, just waiting for us to be led by a spirit or the spirit. Listen beloved- “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2) BECAUSE “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”(1 John 4:1) TYHS!
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ~ Izaak Walton
1 John 3:24– And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Ezekiel 44:9 -Thus saith the Lord God; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane. ~ Jane Harrison
Micah 6:8 – He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson.
~ Nancy Gibbs
Matthew 23:12 – And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. ~ Jesus
“One should preach not from one’s rational mind but rather from the heart. Only that which is from the heart can touch another heart. One must never attack or oppose anyone. If he who preaches must tell people to keep away from a certain kind of evil, he must do so meekly and humbly, with fear of God.” ~ Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
Philippians 2: 1-5 – If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Titus 2:7-8 – In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding. ~ Corrie Ten Boom
Isaiah 11:3-4 – And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
One of the most subtle burdens God ever puts on us as saints is this burden of discernment concerning other souls. He reveals things in order that we may take the burden of these souls before Him and form the mind of Christ about them. It is not that we bring God into touch with our minds, but that we rouse ourselves until God is able to convey His mind to us about the one for whom we intercede.
~ Oswald Chambers
Nehemiah 8:8 – So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
Remain meek when imposed upon;use discernment towards those that are always quick to agree with and flatter you. ~ Moi
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 – These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
I Love You